Oral History

Don Michel

Owner of radio station WRAJ in Anna, Illinois, in 1963, Mr. Michel reported news of the assassination and was one of the earliest to broadcast the name of suspect Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1961, he was present at the White House when President Kennedy presented astronaut Alan Shepard with the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. Recorded November 23, 2005.

Mr. Michel passed away on January 25, 2020.