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Former Cameraman Recalls JFK Assassination

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MILFORD, Del. - A Milford man, who used to be a news cameraman for over three decades, said he was just six cars behind John F. Kennedy when the president was gunned down in Dealey Plaza in Dallas 50 years ago.

"Bang, bang, bang, just like that.  About as much as it takes for a person to load a rifle," said Wiegman.

Wiegman said he jumped out the car he was riding in with other cameramen and started running by the time the second and third shot rang out.  He made his way to the grassy knoll area before hoping into a car with a secret service agent.  They were told by a police officer that President Kennedy had been taken to the hospital.

"I looked in the back of the car and there were the roses that Mrs. Kennedy had laying on the seat, the bloody seat.  Well it didn't take much to figure out that he had been shot," Wiegman said.

Wiegman sat down with WBOC to re watch the video that he shot 50 years ago.  He said out of all the moments he was a part of while covering Presidents, this one stood out the most, but it is not something he likes to revisit.

"I don't enjoy watching it.  No, I don't.  Only because I wish I could have told the story more definitively as a photo journalist," said Wiegman.

Wiegman's video may only be 33 seconds long, but it is now a vital part of American history.

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