[2015] Emily DeRusha: JFK Assassination

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[2015] Emily DeRusha: JFK Assassination

JFK AssassinationAs remembered by Darlene Olson

Magazine Covers From After the Assassination

News Coverage of the Assassination from CBS

Darlene was 21 years old at the time of JFK's assassination and had a daughter who was about to turn one. She remembers thinking about the children JFK had left behind and how it was just heartbreaking. She remembers watching the news coverage all weekend, everyone was just glued to their TV's. It was like everything in the world had changed at that moment and it was definitely something she would never forget.

On November 22, 1963, the current president, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. Two others were wounded along with the death of JFK. Lee Harvey Oswald was the suspected shooter in this tradgedy however, he never made it to trial because two days after his arrest he was shot and killed while being escourted by police.

Darlene and Her Daughter1963

"It is just something I will never forget"

Push play to hear Darlene's Story!

"I remember the news covered the same story for what seemed like 24 hours a day for that whole weekend"

About the JFK Assassination

Magazine covers and photo are courtesy of Darlene Olson


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