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Back Story: 'He was so young, no one expected him to die'
As Lee Harvey Oswald, sitting in a sixth-floor room of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, carefully aimed his rifle at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade and fired three times, Joseph R. L. Sterne, who covered the Senate for The Baltimore Sun and was assistant bureau chief in the newspaper's Washington bureau, was more than 1,000 miles away eating lunch at the press table in the Senate cafeteria.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2013