Tuesday, June 06, 2006

RFK: Died June 6, 1968, Age 42

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In June of 1968 I was a Freshman at Dartmouth College studying for final exams. I was a big fan of Bobby Kennedy. I stayed up until the reports finally came in that RFK had won the California primary. I turned the radio off before he was shot in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

At his mememorial service, he brother Teddy said
My brother need not be idolized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it.


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