Oral History

Joe & Martha Ritner

A secretary in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Rep. Wilbur Mills of Arkansas, Martha Ritner marked her twenty-fifth birthday on November 22, 1963.  Her fiancé, Joe Ritner, was serving in the U.S. Navy at the time.  The couple postponed their wedding as a result of the assassination and observed the Kennedy funeral procession.  Recorded June 8, 2015.