"Possessing a career full of close encounters with the rich and famous, Lebanon’s Bill Carter cherishes the days he spent in “Camelot” with President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his family.
His four years as a Secret Service agent during the 1960s left him a myriad of strong memories, but none more evocative than those days following the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of JFK in Dallas, Texas.
Among the 27-year-old’s assignments was to stand watch over Kennedy’s casket at the U.S. Capitol.
“I will never forget the first official viewing of the casket by Jackie, the kids, Robert, Ted, all the Kennedy family, the White House senior staff, the cabinet and then the Secret Service. When I walked by that casket, there were four veterans on each corner of the casket. Their chests just covered with medals, and tears streaming down their faces. I can see that so clear. It had a tremendous effect on me emotionally,” Carter said last week."
Read more at the Wilson Post:
Remembering JFK (part 1) and Remembering JFK (part 2)