The LuLac Edition #2272, November 22nd, 2012
THE FORGOTTEN MAN
Today marks the 49th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. Another person killed that day was Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippett. Tuesday a memorial was unveiled at the corner of 10th Street and Patton Avenue in Oak Cliff where Tippitt was killed by a fleeing Lee Harvey Oswald. NBC 5 KXAX reported that the Dallas Independent School District supported the memorial after all these years on land that is now part of Adamson High School but had been private land until recently. Attending the dedication was former Dallas police detective Jim Leavelle, who was assigned to Tippit's case. Leavelle was wearing the white hat escorting Oswald when Jack Ruby shot Oswald in front of television cameras. "I think it’s a great honor to Tippitt, and he deserves it, and I’m just glad I could be alive to see it," Leavelle said. Tippitt's widow Marie also attended the dedication ceremony. To many Tippitt is a footnote to history. The forgotten man if you will on that tragic day in Dallas. But in my opinion this was the right time to do this. Next year, with the 50th anniversary of the JFK killing looming, Tippitt’s memory would again be obscured.
John F. Kennedy.
JFK 49 YEARS ON
Today marks the 49th anniversary of the death of Joh F. Kennedy. Millions of Americans of a certain age remember vividly this day. JFK….gone too soon.