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RECAP & EVENT VIDEO … NOVEMBER 22, 2013 CEREMONY AT AHS HONORING DALLAS POLICE OFFICER J. D. TIPPIT

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    Friday’s 2:30 program at Adamson High School was interesting and moving. Adamson’s band was onstage and played the Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful. Great job, Leopard musicians and other students who were in the program. Special thanks to Adamson Alum (and ex officio board member) Lon Oakley for all the preparation you put into this day. Thanks, too, for making it possible for us to hear Gary DeLaune’s memories and recordings from 50 years ago, when he was a KLIF broadcaster. We were honored to have Mrs. Marie Tippit and other Tippit family members in our midst.
    This date, of course, marks the 50th Anniversary of the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas and Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit was later killed by Lee Harvey Oswald near Adamson High School.
    Texas Hall of Fame newscaster Gary DeLaune was our honored guest at the ceremony. He is the former KLIF 1190 AM radio newscaster credited with the first radio bulletin stating that shots were fired at the JFK motorcade in downtown Dallas. Gary has over a half century of radio and television experience. He played recorded news bulletins and told how he spent the next 72 hours covering the assassination and the later shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby at Dallas Police Headquarters. Like other members of the new media in 1963, Gary DeLaune was acquainted with burlesque club owner Ruby. Gary gave a colorful description of Jack Ruby that entertained adults in the crowd and the AHS students who filled the auditorium.
    History came alive in Adamson’s auditorium yesterday for everyone who attended.

    The ceremony can be viewed through this You Tube link:

 

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The Adamson Alumni Association was founded in 1999 as a means to reconnect graduates and reach out to current students by supporting their activities and awarding scholarships via the Adamson Scholarship Foundation.

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