It was the 22 of November 1963 and I was sitting in our Air Force base theatre in Dreux, France watching the John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart movie, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”. The movie ended, the house lights came on and the theatre manager took the stage to announce that President Kennedy had been shot. Everyone was stunned! We all left the theater dazed and headed to our teen center where hours rolled by as we sat watching the events unfold.
When the time came to work on our yearbook, it was only fitting that the dedication be to President Kennedy. I long ago lost my yearbook but with the help of former classmates, I have obtained this drawing. I drew this portrait of Kennedy when I was seventeen and it was used for the dedication page of our yearbook.