Kennedy shooting remembered vividly 40 years later
By JACK PALMER
On Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, Fred Penecost was a young sailor stationed at the Pentagon, working for the Director of Naval Intelligence.
On that day, I was on a break and had gone to my barracks area to pick up my mail, recalled the rural Defiance resident. The mail clerk asked me if I had heard the news and she proceeded to tell me that the President had been shot. I immediately got in the admirals car and drove quickly back to the Pentagon.
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