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Tulsa man remembers JFK's assassination; Dr. Edward Dailey was in D.C. at the time he was murdered

Posted at 5:59 PM, Nov 21, 2013
and last updated 2014-07-06 15:10:31-04

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, a Tulsa man still remembers the moment he learned the president was shot and killed.

Dr. Edward Dailey says he was in Washington D.C. at the time of Kennedy's death. He was a student at Georgetown University studying foreign service and was working at the Congressional Quarterly editorial research reporting company.

He says he was at work and heard a very loud AP ticker, which read: "Kennedy shot, perhaps fatally."

Dailey says everyone was shocked and heartbroken by the news.

"The reverence and the shock that people experienced right after this for days was very notable," Dailey said.

Fifty years later, Dailey still holds a months worth of carbon copies from AP wires from the day Kennedy was killed. They are inside a box he has yet to open. He says he hopes to donate the copies to the Kennedy library sometime in the future.