Eyewitness to History
Howard L. Brennan
The Kennedy Assassination As Seen by Howard Brennan. On November 22, 1963, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy changed the course of history. Since that time a continuing debate has raged over who fired the fatal shots and whether a conspiracy existed involving a number of people plotting to kill the President.
Among the hundreds of people who waited in Dealy Plaza for the motorcade to pass, only one person was able to identify Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone gunman firing from the Texas School Book Depository. Howard Brenna was seated directly in front of the building and was able to get a clear view of the assassin as he fired at the President’s car.
Mr. Brennan testified before the Warren Commission that he was able to see clearly the gunman who ended the life of President Kennedy. For over twenty years Howard kept the true account of the fateful day to himself. Other than the Warren Commission, and a bried statement on CBS television network, he refused all other interviews. In 1983 his pastor, the Rev. Edward Cherryholmes convinced Mr. Brenna that he should tell his story so that future generations will know the truth. Shortly before his death in December of 1983 from heart disease, he read the finished manuscript as told to Rev. Cherryholmes.
Now can be read the factual account of what took place in Dallas on the fateful November day in 1963. With the account of Howard Brennan, no doubt can longer exist about who fired the fatal shots that ended the life of President John F. Kennedy.