President John F. Kennedy

Gary Borders
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Like many baby boomers, commentator Gary Borders can vividly recall the moment he learned that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. He adds his recollection through the eyes of a third grader in Allenstown, New Hampshire.

The president of South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, was ousted in a coup by his generals and murdered on Nov. 2, 1963. President Kennedy had given his tacit approval to Diem’s removal. Commentator Gary Joiner recounts the events leading up to a military coup that went horribly wrong.