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Oct 22 @ 10:20 am
Maj. General Edwin Walker, Oswald and the Kennedys

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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

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Major General Edwin Walker, Oswald and the Kennedys

 

Dr. Adrienne Caughfield will discuss the sinister saga of General Edwin Walker at a live virtual Allen Public Library event at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at www.AllenTV.org  Questions can be submitted to Dr. Caughfield  until 8:30 p.m., Nov, 12, at liveonstage@cityofallen.org.  

After serving in World War II, General Edwin Walker commanded the 7th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War.  On the evening of April 10, 1963, General Walker was sitting at a desk at his Dallas residence when a bullet entered through a window and struck a wall.  Barely avoiding his head, Gen. Walker suffered minor injuries from broken glass shards. Police were notified and the gunman was not identified for months. After President Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, Marina Oswald offered evidence that connected the President’s alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald with the attempt to kill General Walker.     

Adrienne Caughfield received her PhD from TCU in Ft. Worth. Her dissertation, which dealt with women in pre-war Texas and their views on American expansion and Manifest Destiny, was published in 2005 as True Women and Westward Expansion.  She has taught US History at Collin College since 2010.

Call 214-509-4911 for further questions. www.AllenTV.org