Oral History

Joe McLaughlin

Seven years old in 1963, McLaughlin and his family were waiting for the arrival of President Kennedy’s body outside Bethesda Naval Medical Center on the night of the assassination, when he believes he caught sight of Jackie Kennedy seated inside an ambulance. Later, as an elementary school educator, he wrote a novel about the Kennedy assassination titledTrail of Death (2007). Recorded November 9, 2007.