That’s the story of Robert Asp of Moorhead, Minnesota–and it’s the topic of the latest episode of The Scenic Route, our long-form podcast that takes a more leisurely look at the American Countryside.
In 1963, Eugene Boone was a 24-year-old deputy in Dallas, Texas–the youngest deputy ever hired by the sheriff there. On November 22nd of that year, he found himself just yards from President Kennedy when Kennedy was shot.
Andrew McCrea caught up with Boone to get his memories of that historic day, and what he thinks about all that’s been written and said of the Kennedy assassination since then.
You can also see more of Eugene Boone’s recollections from a 1986 TV special, “On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald,” below.