Thursday, October 6, 2011

RADM Edward C. Kenney, Surgeon General (1961-1965)

Edward Christopher Kenney (1904-1983) was appointed assistant surgeon with the rank of lieutenant (jg) in 1929. He served at many naval stations, and on battleships, destroyers, at naval hospitals, and with the Marines. He participated in the Guadalcanal campaign in 1942 and was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism. He participated in penicillin research during the early days of its clinical investigation. He then participated in the landings on Guam, Leyte, and Lingayen Gulf. Following the war, Dr. Kenney became commanding officer of the National Naval Medical Center. In 1959 he became Deputy and Assistant Chief BUMED and was appointed Surgeon General in 1961. During his term, RADM Kenney promoted advances in medical research and in submarine, aviation, and preventive medicine.


  1. This son of a bitch prevented the Naval Bethesda doctors from performing an autopsy on President Kennedy, according to the doctors themselves.

  2. Not so much. Adm Galloway (head of Bethesda Hospital and Rear Adm Burkely where involved with the obstruction of the Autopsy. THEY told Humes what not to do and to move on from the throat and back wounds... which were NEVER opened or examined.

    Kenney here oversaw the alteration of the head wounds by Humes between 6:45 and 7:45 that night. We are not sure how much power he had over Galloway and Burkely and not one witness ID's Kenney as part of the group "directing" the autopsy.

    Dr. Bateman, on the other hand, is the real mystery.

  3. not true. Finck never says "Kenney" when asked.