Oral History

Gene Veal

A railroad switching tower operator from 1952 to 1989, Veal provided extensive information about the structure and operation of the switching tower in the parking lot of the former Texas School Book Depository building. He also knew and worked with tower operator Lee Bowers, an assassination eyewitness who died in 1966. Recorded July 12 and August 30, 2001, and April 16, 2003.

Mr. Veal passed away on October 25, 2011.