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Letter: It brought me to tears

The tragic moment I heard of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy I was sitting in a corner office at the State House, where I worked as a buyer in the state Purchasing Division under the direction of the state purchasing director, Richard Peale. I had brought my family of young children back to New Hampshire from California a few years before so they could know their expanded family, and we lived in a rented a house in Bow. My wife and I had been in the LA stadium when Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson made their victory lap around it, waving to their supporters.

And you know something? Grown-up men do cry! I am crying right now.



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