Eyewitness to shooting of Robert F. Kennedy details story

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Eyewitness to shooting of Robert F. Kennedy details story - Eyewitness' Story Terror, Rage Stalk Darkened...
Eyewitness' Story Terror, Rage Stalk Darkened Passage By ROBERT HEALY Boston Globe Political Editor (Copyright, 1968, Globe Newspaper Co.) LOS ANGELES (AP) - In that narrow, darkened corridor, there was terror, profanity, tears, blood and the violence of a nation. Sen. Robert Kennedy of New York had walked down the same back corridor in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel just 15 minutes before. He was in a good mood. He had won California. And he came over to shake my hand., I congratulated him and we talked about his big win. Stands on Table Now, I was standing on a steel serving table directiy over the same place where we had shaken hands. He lay there struck down by bullets. His right hand held a bleeding side. His face was while. His eyes were open. His lips moved just slightly. But he did not cry. Against the steel serving tabic, Roosevelt Grier, the huge Negro lineman for the Los Angeles Rams, had the assailant pinned. He held tight to the man's, right , wrist and he smashed it against the side of the serving table. He tried to free the gun from his hand. There was this great man, lowering over the small man anrl with all his strength it took him more than a minute to take that gun. Frenzy of Anger Another man, atop the table, was trying to kick the gunman in the face. "Bastard . . . kill him." he shouted. And he would have. (Turn to EYEWITNESS, Pg. 16) OhioansOfier Prayers for Sen. Kennedy By The Associated Press Prayers for the life of Sen. Robert Kennedy, wounded critically by a gunman in Los Angeles early Wednesday, appeared uppermost in the minds of Ohioans commenting on the shooting. "At this tragic moment," said Gov. James A. Rhodes shortly after learning of the shooting, "our first thought must be to pray for Sen. Robert Kennedy, for all who are touched by the horror and for our nation." (Turn to OHIO, Page 16)

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  1. The Marion Star,
  2. 05 Jun 1968, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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