Kennedy shooting remembered vividly 40 years later

By JACK PALMER Staff Writer Published:

On Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, Fred Penecost was a young sailor stationed at the Pentagon, working for the Director of Naval Intelligence. On that day, I was on a break and had gone to my barracks area to pick up my mail, recalled the rural Defiance resident. The mail clerk asked me if I had heard the news and she proceeded to tell me that the President had been shot. I immediately got in the admirals car and drove quickly back to the Pentagon.