When asked if he killed President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald responded that he was just “a patsy” for the police and government. While several investigations reached the conclusion that Oswald killed JFK, many Americans and historians still wonder if the “lone gunman” theory tells the true story. Two bullets entered President Kennedy’s body and evidence led police to a gun Oswald purchased. But many, including the House Select Committee on Assassinations, theorize that a second shooter on a nearby “grassy-knoll” also aimed for Kennedy, but missed. The Committee also suspected a larger conspiracy in the President’s death over the “lone gunman” idea. Whether Oswald truly shot President Kennedy on his own accord that day, whether he was part of a larger conspiracy to kill JFK, or whether he actually did not commit the crime, we may never know. The mystery that shrouds President Kennedy’s death remains.
U.S. President John F. Kennedy Assassinated
Lee Harvey Oswald--The Lone Gunman?
- Dallas, Texas
“The greatest leader of our time has been struck down by the foulest deed of our time. Today, John Fitzgerald Kennedy lives on in the immortal words and works that he left behind. He lives on in the mind and memories of mankind. He lives on in the hearts of his countrymen. No words are sad enough to express our sense of loss. No words are strong enough to express our determination to continue the forward thrust of America that he began”.—Lyndon B. Johnson