"The assassin killed President Kennedy with a single shot from a powerful 30-caliber rifle. The bullet struck in the neck and emerged from the back of the head.... The tragic death sent tremors all through the world. When Malcom Kilduff, Assistant White House Press Secretary, announced the President's death to newsmen in Dallas hospital, everyone there wept. This was the White House news corps that had traveled widely with the President... A special mass was said at Georgetown University for the slain President. The Washington Cathedral remained open all night so people could pray."
"And everywhere in the capital city arose the question:
'What has our country come to?'"
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From Amazon: Assassination of John F. Kennedy Encyclopedia