Suicide of James V. Forrestal on 22 May 1949, the Secretary of Defense James Forrestal committed suicide by jumping from a window on the sixteenth floor of the Hospital. Her body was found on the roof of the third floor. Forrestal was under medical treatment, suffering from exhaustion and depression. Autopsy of John F. Kennedy See also: Assassination of John F. Kennedy In November 1963, he performed the autopsy of President John F. Kennedy, after President Kennedy was shot dead while riding in the car with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife Nellie. The president was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital (Parkland Memorial Hospital) where he was pronounced dead. The Parkland doctors and the investigating judge Justice prosecutor insisted attended the autopsy, because he had been assassinated in Dallas County. However, in violation of Texas law, and in order to keep the safety of the new president, Lyndon B.Johnson, the Secret Service of the United States demanded that the body of assassinated President Kennedy was immediately sent aboard Air Force One to Washington DC. The autopsy was conducted at the National Naval Medical Center by three physicians from the Navy with thirty military officers as witnesses during the afternoon of 22 November 1963, the manner in which the autopsy was conducted and photographic analysis has caused controversy for decades.