Guarding Kennedy's Casket
Marine Corps Major William Lee (Retired) talked about his experience of guarding John F. Kennedy’s casket after the November, 1963… read more
Marine Corps Major William Lee (Retired) talked about his experience of guarding John F. Kennedy’s casket after the November, 1963 assassination of the President. As commander of the US Marine Corps' Silent Drill Platoon, Major Lee helped organize the military ceremonial watch over the President while he lay in the East Wing of the White House and then the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Major Lee spoke about how he coped with both his own emotions and the duty at hand.
The program was hosted by The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, Texas close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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