Jon F. Kennedy killed on November 22, 1963

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Jon F. Kennedy killed on November 22, 1963

Post by FRJ » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:54 pm

I went to bed around 2:00 AM this morning thinking Kennedy was killed on this date.
You don't hear much about that anymore yet those were very turbulent times back then. Scary even.
I was a sophomore in a English class at the time we were told. ......... You?
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Post by Waukonda » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:10 pm

I was in 5th grade. One of the other 5th grade teachers came into our classroom and pulled our teacher off to the side and told her the news, inaudible to us, but you could see the shock on their faces. Our teacher then announced the news to the class. Kids being kids, I remember one of the boys near me saying "Kennedy is a dead duck". Soon, school was dismissed early. It was raining, one of those cold November rains, the bus ride home, which was normally boisterous, was eerily quiet. We spent the next days glued to the TV. Jack Ruby added to the bizarre, unreal atmosphere a couple of days later.
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Re: Jon F. Kennedy killed on November 22, 1963

Post by kennedy knives » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:10 pm

Some days you never forget was in the 8th grade

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Post by samb1955 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:20 pm

Seems like I was in 3rd grade and the principal announced it over the p a to the whole school. I remember it well.

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Re: Jon F. Kennedy killed on November 22, 1963

Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:10 am

I was in the school cafeteria having lunch. Several kids had skipped school to go to Dallas to see the Presidential motorcade. During lunch someone said they heard on the radio that President Kennedy had been shot. At first no one believed them and accused them of joking. After lunch when we were back in class, the Principal announced over the P.A. system that the President had been shot and had died. Everyone was in shock.

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Re: Jon F. Kennedy killed on November 22, 1963

Post by FRJ » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:11 am

Sorry, I misspelled his name in the title. ::dang::
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Post by Gunsil » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:15 am

Like you Joe, sophomore. Many girls were crying on the school bus ride home. Fairly crushed a nation.

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Post by dlr110 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:33 am

I was in the 5th grade in Denton, TX and we had just returned to our class from lunch. Suddenly someone came to the room door and spoke to our teacher, Mr. Ford. He then went to the back of the room and turned on a radio to WBAP radio in Dallas. He told us it had been reported that the President and the Governor had been shot. After the announcement that Kennedy had died, school was dismissed early. Everyone I knew of was glued to the TV's and radios until after the funeral. Like 9/11 I remember it just like it happened only a few days ago. ::tear::
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Re: Jon F. Kennedy killed on November 22, 1963

Post by Wonderboy » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:44 am

I was a college junior that day in 1963 and had just returned to the dorm from morning classes when we heard the news on the TV in the lounge. Classes were cancelled for the rest of that day (Friday), and all of the next week.

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Post by tallguy606 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:01 am

I was in 8th grade, coming down the stairs after lunch from the second floor of our high school in rural Kansas. Kid yelled the news to me. The following week was quiet and strange.

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Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:32 am

I was stationed at MCRD San Diego going through Basic Electronics School. We were walking across the grinder (parade ground) when a Marine going the opposite direction yelled, "Hey) Did ya hear Kennedy got shot?" We went on to noon chow and finished our day like normal.
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Re: Jon F. Kennedy killed on November 22, 1963

Post by Old Folder » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:20 am

I was in Physical Ed. class in Junior High School, than the rumor unfortunately turned into reality.
The boys took it in stride. The girls and teachers were much more emotional.
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Post by treefarmer » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:01 am

I was a senior at Colonial High School, in Mr. Lonnie Stanford's Psychology class when the announcement came over the intercom. I recall one girl breaking down and crying and at the same time some of us goofy boys didn't have enough sense to understand the gravity of the happening. :oops:
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Re: Jon F. Kennedy killed on November 22, 1963

Post by bighomer » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:01 pm

Was at trade school which was held in the old county hospital, was sitting in a window on the second floor sheet metal room looking out over the town, when a buddy that had slipped off to get us a pack of cigarettes came running down the hill yelling that the president had been shot. ::teary_eyes::

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Re: Jon F. Kennedy killed on November 22, 1963

Post by Quick Steel » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:28 pm

I was returning from lunch, walking the half block to the Borg Warner Building on Michigan Ave. in Chicago. A beautiful,sunny, day: There was one of those self-dispensing newspaper racks at the corner. I glanced at the headline as I passed: Kennedy Shot.

There was only one person I ever heard of who said they couldn't recall where they where when they heard of Kennedy being shot. That was George H.W. Bush, future CIA chief, future President. At the time, the CIA was utilizing Bush and his off-shore oil company as an asset in the Caribbean. I do wonder why he of all people couldn't remember that eventful day.
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