Author Topic: Remembering JFK  (Read 2475 times)

Offline zaphod01

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Re: Remembering JFK
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2013, 12:40:15 PM »
I was in the 7th grade in a school located less than eight miles from the site of the assassination. Teachers were crying and the radio broadcasts were piped thru the speaker system.

I went to high school with the son of slain police officer J.D. Tippit.

There was much shame in Dallas. There was also a real stigma about being from Dallas. It was still so bad when I went into the army in 1969 that I told people I was from a suburb.

I visited in the jail where they held Oswald and rode down the elevator to the famous basement where he was shot. Creepy place.
"Things are never so bad they can't be made worse." - Humphrey Bogart

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Remembering JFK
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2013, 01:06:54 PM »
I was in the 7th grade in a school located less than eight miles from the site of the assassination. Teachers were crying and the radio broadcasts were piped thru the speaker system.

I went to high school with the son of slain police officer J.D. Tippit.

There was much shame in Dallas. There was also a real stigma about being from Dallas. It was still so bad when I went into the army in 1969 that I told people I was from a suburb.

I visited in the jail where they held Oswald and rode down the elevator to the famous basement where he was shot. Creepy place.

Wow, that must have been some panic, being that close, especially with even Canadian's etc. concerned!

Ben

Offline Tom B

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Re: Remembering JFK
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2013, 01:58:02 PM »
I was 4 years old and am a Brit, but the assassination of JFK is one of my earliest memories. The filmed event was one of the milestones of the 20th century, as 9/11 will be of the 21st.
Tom