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Retired Conover surgeon witnessed JFK’s autopsy

November 22, 2013

CONOVER — A half century after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, a prominent Conover surgeon has memories of the historic event that few Americans can share.

'Muffled drums:' 5 Conover men witness history

November 22, 2013

CONOVER — Don Barker remembers the sights and sounds of Nov. 24, 1963 like they were just yesterday.

“Muffled drums,” said Barker, a former events photographer at the Observer News Enterprise. “It haunts me to this day.”

To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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