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    Posted 10 years ago

    ttomtucker
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    I was stationed in Germany when we got the word that President Kennedy had been shot. That was 12:30 pm Dallas time, but 6:30 pm Germany time. I was heading over to the post exchanged and by the time arrived it was dead silent throughout the exchange. I remember a German girl coming up to be and saying that our President Kennedy had been shot. I headed back to Hq Co. where we were put on alert until the next morning. The Stars & Stripes was the unoffical publications for the US Armed Forces, that morning I was lucky to get a copy of the Stars & Stripes because they had not published enought copies. 48 years later I still have my copy. I have added the Stars & Stripes copy of the Oswald slain.

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    Comments

    1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 10 years ago
      My father was stationed in Korea when MLK was murdered. The story he relates is very similar.
    2. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 years ago
      Thank you VikingFan82
    3. Mrj303 Mrj303, 10 years ago
      My grandmother has this time magazine from when he was shot. Such a great news paper, being it's from the US military European edition especially.
    4. alex, 10 years ago
      Ive got the full day s sacramentos bee newspaper of november 22nd,23rd,25th,and 26th the full coverage of JFK assassination
    5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 years ago
      I also have the Stars & Stripes when Oswald was shot by Ruby.
    6. Mrj303 Mrj303, 10 years ago
      Great story Jason
    7. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      Like they say, you remember, I was at sea on the USS Forrestal on that day........I had never before or since heard and entire ship containing over 4000 men go that silent............and yes it was men this was before integration................
    8. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      "integration usually refers to race. What you mean though is female integration or "Feminization". ..."

      Interesting when folks try to look smart:
      Integration is a perfectly acceptable term. To be more specific the term would be GENDER Integration. The term "Female Integration" doesn't make any sense. It would be similar to saying African American Integration instead of Racial Integration!
    9. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 10 years ago
      I love all the hostility on here lately! AR8, that joke is so old I first heard it while i was riding my dinosaur! Fa Fa Fa!
    10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      WOW< I've been missing out, glad to see everybody is in good humor, lol,
    11. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Jason, Good posts.
      Stick with jokes-- lack of knowledge won't trip you up. (Jason JOKE)
    12. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      This forum is an exchange of opinions-- I feel strongly about many and hate to see erroneous information put out as fact. I freely admit when I am wrong. I have never commented on ANY grammatical errors. Feel free to ban me from YOUR forum.
    13. Mrj303 Mrj303, 10 years ago
      lol.........
    14. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      Breathe in--------------breathe out-----------------breathe in------------------breathe out--------------now hold it !
    15. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      Some tims I'm sorry I say anything at all............but I do it anyway...
    16. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      Some tims ***SOMETIMES***
    17. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks-- Pop.

      Breathing exercises are working!
    18. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 years ago
      Boy you guys are sure going at it. I have added the Stars & Stripes newspaper on Oswald being shot.
    19. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 10 years ago
      great addition!
    20. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 10 years ago
      ABout fifteen years ago I remember looking through boxes at my grandparents cabin and found a newspaper from Rock Island, Ill with Al Capone on the front. I was not supposed to be digging in the boxes, so I could not ask him about it, and didn't feel right taking it. Several years later, I don't know what happened to the box and my grandparents did not know what I was talking about. I wish I would have at least showed him.
    21. musikchoo musikchoo, 10 years ago
      What is your opinion on two shooters at the Kennedy assasination?? Grassy knoll, overpass,--- any comments???
    22. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 years ago
      I think every president has had a commission look into some new evidence that has been brought up. I believe there was another person at the grassy knoll. I don't think Oswald was that great of a shooter from what I have read. My opinion only.

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