In Memoriam – November 22, 1963

I was 21 years old and on my 5th day of a 4 year hitch in the Army.  The Chaplain came in to tell us the news.  It has been 59 years.




About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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5 Responses to In Memoriam – November 22, 1963

  1. Don Ostertag says:

    A day most of us remember where we were when we heard the news.

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  2. beth says:

    I remember this day very well. I had just turned 7 a few days before. I heard at school and all of the adults were crying

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  3. beetleypete says:

    I was 11+ years old, and can remember it like it was yesterday. Though I was never a fan of JFK, (Monroe, and other womanising) it was a ‘world event’ on a par with the Moon landings, and 9/11.
    (Now I wish the truth would come out. I never bought Oswald as a single-shooter.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Jennie says:

    I remember the day well.

    Liked by 1 person

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