Oral History

Ronnie Martin

The band director at Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth in 1963, Martin’s band played “Hail to the Chief” for President Kennedy for the last time at the Hotel Texas breakfast on the morning of the assassination. A Kennedy supporter, Martin assisted the Secret Service as they made security arrangements for the president’s visit to Fort Worth. Recorded September 25, 2007.

Mr. Martin passed away on November 15, 2018.