JFK recollections: My life changed
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I was a 21-year-old junior history major at Tulane University in New Orleans and working my way through school to become an FBI agent. On Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, I was in my Civil War class in Gibson Hall on St. Charles Ave., when an announcement was made that President Kennedy had been shot and killed while in Dallas. A group of students in my class, both boys and girls, gave out a yell of approval. I was shocked and immediately left my class and went back to the seventh floor of the federal building on Loyola Avenue, the New Orleans offices of the FBI. Later in the day we were told that a former resident of New Orleans and a person of FBI interest had been arrested for the shooting. My life has never been the same since that day.

William Walter

Jacksonville

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