Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Bill Sniffin
www.billsniffin.com 

Where were you when JFK was killed?

 

Just about everybody who was alive in America in the last 40 years can remember a pivotal life event that occurred on Nov 22, a half century ago.

Where were you when President John Kennedy was killed?

My story is somewhat unique and so are many others.

Clay James of Jackson was in the Marines. His officers armed him and the rest of the soldiers with wooden rifles and sent them to the coastline. They thought the Russians might be invading us. This was in the height of the Cold War. Such an event seems impossible to folks who never experienced those perilous times.

Casper native Dean McKee...



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