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April 2014 - Week 2

TITLE: LEE HARVEY AND THE GENERAL

DALLAS 1963 AND AN ASSASSIN’S BULLET MISSES ITS MARK.

THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY KLUP, ALAMO CITY REPUBLICAN WOMEN, AND THE SAVE TEXAS HISTORY PROGRAM OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.

APRIL 10, 1963. DALLAS. A BULLET SMASHES THROUGH THE WINDOW OF FORMER ARMY GENERAL EDWIN A. WALKER’S HOME, MISSING HIM BY INCHES.

A STAUNCH ANTI-COMMUNIST AND FAILED CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR, WALKER HAD BEEN ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRACY BY THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION IN 1961.

SEVEN MONTHS LATER, PRESIDENT KENNEDY IS KILLED WITH THE SAME RIFLE.

EDWIN A. WALKER WAS APPARENTLY LEE HARVEY OSWALD’S FIRST ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT.

LEE HARVEY OSWALD MISSED HIS TARGET 51 YEARS AGO, THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY.

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Chris Cravens, "WALKER, EDWIN A.," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fwaaf),