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Local man remembers seeing JFK

by Patrice Walsh

Norm Shupe said he doesnt remember much about what happened 50 years ago but knows exactly where he was when he heard President John F. Kennedy had been shot.

He was a sophomore at the University of Wyoming. He said people were running all over campus saying Kennedy had been shot.

Shupe didnt believe it at first. He said even his friends who were tough guys on campus broke down crying.

Classes were cancelled and he went home to be with his family. They watched news coverage of the Presidents assassination for the next few days.

Just two months earlier, Shupe felt lucky to be able to see President Kennedy when he visited the Universitys War Memorial. He spoke to the crowd of about 11-thousand people.

Shupe said the topic of the speech was boring, Kennedy talked about conservation, but he said he was a great speaker with a magnetic personality.

He said JFKs assassination shook him up and still affects him to this day.

 

 
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