I thought it would be of historical interest to ask my crotchety old WWII veteran neighbor know as 'Archie' where he was when he heard about important news events. A 'Where were you when?...'
So. This is how it went.
When FDR died? Playing catch with a baseball behind the barracks at Bainbridge Naval Base. He thought the war would be over and he wouldn't get killed overseas.
When the Challenger exploded? Watching it on TV and noticing the spark from the booster aiming at the main tank and thinking, "Well that is gonna blow up..."
When JFK was killed? "NEVER YOU FUGGIN MIND AND I DON'T KNOW NUTHIN ABOUT NO GRASSY KNOLL NOW GET OUTTA MY HOUSE!!!"
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