i was watching tv in my room. didn’t care much for his politics but felt awful. given more time i think he would have been a great president.
I was stationed at a small NATO base in southern Italy on that day. I was working a teletype circuit between our base and the DC area. My mission supervisor, an Air Force E-8 approached me, knowing I was a Kennedy guy (but was too young to vote for him in 1960) and told me they’d just got the news over the Armed Forces Network.