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Governor Connally Continues to Improve

Nov. 24, 1963 - Governor John B. Connally Jr., wounded during the assassination of President Kennedy Friday, was able to walk from his bed to a chair and sit up today. Governor Connally stayed in the chair a few minutes and then walked back to bed, smiling. His wife, Nellie, was composed earlier today when she said her husband “is now apparently out of danger.” Mrs. Connally, in a news conference at Parkland Hospital, where her husband is recuperating, also described the last minutes of President Kennedy’s life. “I had such a good feeling about the way they had received him in this city,” she recalled. “I had just turned to him and said, ‘You can’t say Dallas doesn’t love you, Mr. President.’” It is believed these were the last words President Kennedy heard before he was gunned down.

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