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11-22-05, 11:13 AM
Does anyone remember this headline from 22 November, 1963?


11-22-05, 11:58 AM
God Yes I was Sittin In a Classroom in Wilmar Minnesota, and the announcement over CBS radio. The whole week of Television was on the Funeral. I also watched Lee Harvey Oswald getting shot. What a roller coaster from that time on.
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Ed Palmer
11-22-05, 12:24 PM
Yep I was on a 10 day leave at home in Smoke Tree Calif ,
When the announcement came over our 3 channel TV as the wife was watching AS THE TURD WHIRLS (WORLD TURNS)

11-22-05, 12:35 PM
I was in 5th grade. We were all out at recess, my favorite subject. Our teacher told us that the president had been assasinated. It was an awful thing to have our president killed by one of our own. And the rest of the week with the funeral and procession down Pa avenue.

11-22-05, 02:33 PM
I was not able to read yet(was only 6), but I do remember standing on the grassy edge along side the train tracks when the Presidents coffin passed by the cool November in Philly..


JFK Conspiracy Theories Live On
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2005
By Andrew Bridges

(AP) Forty-two years after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, and the man accused of killing him was murdered, the only agreement among aficionados is that there's no agreement on what really happened.

In the 42 years since the assassination of President Kennedy, here's what has been agreed on by those who still pursue one of the most sensational crimes in history: very little, if anything.

After the release of millions of pages of documents, and more than four decades of probes by professionals and amateurs, there is no consensus among those who toil in the conspiracy theory industry.

Some see the fingerprints of the Mafia, others the CIA. For some it was the Cubans, the Russians, Jimmy Hoffa or just about everyone who was anyone on or about Nov. 22, 1963.

No theory tying together disparate characters or events is too outlandish: Remember the Maine? Some even link the explosion that sank the U.S. battleship in Havana harbor in 1898 to the shooting of Kennedy 65 years later, the belief being that both marked trumped-up pretexts for American intervention in Cuba.

CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite announced Kennedy's death in a special report.

Interest comes to a head each year around the time of the assassination anniversary, which is Tuesday.

"To my knowledge, there have not been any new developments," said Nicola Longford, the executive director of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, where Kennedy was shot. "It's just part of the enduring myth and reality of this intoxicating story. It's just a continuing fascination with solving a mystery."

The Warren Commission concluded in 1964 that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman and squeezed off just three shots at Kennedy's motorcade from the Texas School Book Depository overlooking the plaza. A 1979 report by the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded Oswald probably did not act alone — a contention supported by a majority of Americans polled in 2003, the 40th anniversary of the assassination.

A conference dedicated to "Cracking the JFK Case" recently drew roughly 100 people to a Bethesda, Md., hotel. Sessions covered everything from the CIA's monitoring of Oswald in the months prior to the assassination to what a Dallas police audio tape may — or may not — prove about the numbers of shots fired.

Former Sen. Gary Hart reminded participants that his own investigative foray into the case, as a member of the Church Committee that met in 1975 and 1976, revealed both the Mafia and the Cuban exile community had ample reasons to want Kennedy dead.

"It's an understatement to say there were some very, very unhappy people in both those camps," said Hart.

Jim Lesar, a Washington, D.C., attorney who helped organize the conference, said the three-day meeting was dedicated to the proposition that Kennedy's death remains an open investigation.

The move was in part a ploy to rekindle interest in JFK. Lesar cited last year's reopening of the investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy murdered in 1955 after being accused of whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, as an example of what he'd like to see done with the Kennedy assassination.

"The Department of Justice is showing no inhibitions in dealing with 40-year-old civil rights cases, but the JFK case is being left to languish," Lesar said.

On the private side of the equation, he added that the lack of documents that could prove or disprove many theories hampers ongoing investigative efforts.

"There is still a load of information we need to accurately and completely understand what happened," Lesar said.

Meanwhile, the cadre of conspiracy theorists is growing older and grayer and sources are dying off, further slowing progress, conference participants said.

"The case seems frozen now, perhaps more than it's been for a number of years," said David Talbot, the founder of Salon.com, who is writing his own book on the case.


"The Department of Justice is showing no inhibitions in dealing with 40-year-old civil rights cases, but the JFK case is being left to languish."
Jim Lesar


11-22-05, 02:49 PM
I was picking 4-wing brush seed by Delta, Col. when I hurd it over the raido.

11-22-05, 06:17 PM
I was in college - a freshman - and 2 guys were in our class on scholarships from the Army to go from medic to graduate nurse.

We were on a break from class - and I will never forget that it was Jack, the class clown and joker, who came in screaming that the President was dead, shot in Dallas.

It took a long time to believe him, but the change from college kid to trained military man shot it home.

11-22-05, 09:11 PM
I will never forget the sight of my new Bride leaning over the railing of our second floor apartment in Anaheim CA shouting to me, "The President has been killed!". I had just returned home from LTA, Santa Ana.

11-22-05, 09:42 PM
I was in the field with G/2/8 at Camp Lejune when the Gunny told us.

11-22-05, 10:17 PM
I Was 4 Months, 8 Days Old, Sorry, I Don't Mean To Make Any One Feel Old.