Ambulance driver who helped Jackie after JFK assassination dies
By JOE SIMNACHER / The Dallas Morning News
On Nov. 22, 1963, Aubrey Lee “Al” Rike had hoped to get a glimpse of President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade.
Instead, the 25-year-old Dallas ambulance driver became an eyewitness to the turmoil at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he would befriend Jacqueline Kennedy, help her transfer her wedding band to her husband’s finger, and place the president’s body into a bronze casket.
Mr. Rike, 72, died Thursday of a heart attack at LifeCare Hospitals of Plano.