Dallas, Texas, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The Assassination Of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy In Dallas, Texas

On November 22, 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was with his wife was engaging in an re-election campaign stop in Dallas, Texas. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot in the head while his driver took him and his wife through an overpass in Dallas. President Kennedy was pronounced dead at the nearby Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Arlington National Cemetery, General Robert Edward Lee, Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Russell, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President William Howard Taft

The Arlington National Cemetery

Graves in front of the Custis Lee home, the former home of Confederate General Robert Edward Lee.

The Arlington National Cemetery began when the Union Army decided to bury their war dead on the property of Confederate General Robert Edward Lee, while his home was occupied by the Union Army.

Burial site of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his wife Jackie Kennedy.

Two former U.S. Presidents, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and William Howard Taft are buried in the Arlington Cemetery.

Author’s Note:

Philip Andrew Hamilton’s Great Uncle William Henry Russell, who served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Gravemarker for William Henry Russell and his wife Lillian Russell (maternal name Lillian Newkirk).
Hampton Roads, Virginia, Korean War, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President William Howard Taft, The Korean War, The Second Indochina War, The Vietnam War, Vietnam War, William Henry Russell, World War II

My Great Uncle William Henry Russell – U.S. Air Force Veteran Of Three Wars

My great uncle William “Bill” Henry Russell had served as a U.S. Air Force Pilot in World War II, the Korean War and in the Vietnam War. After over thirty years of service, William Russell achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. My great uncle passed away in Hampton Roads, Virginia In July 2009. Bill’s wife Lillian Newkirk passed away in 2014.

Gravemarker for William Henry Russell and Lillian Newkirk at the Arlington National Cemetery.

In October 2009 and in 2014, William and Lillian were buried in the Arlington National Cemetery where Presidents William Howard Taft and John Fitzgerald Kennedy are buried.

Germantown, Maryland, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Headquarters Was Built Outside Of Washington, D.C. After The Soviet Union Detonated An Atomic Weapon

The headquarters of the Atomic Energy Commission in Germantown, Maryland.

On August 1, 1946, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission was established by President Harry Truman after he signed the Atomic Energy Act.

A decade after the Atomic Energy Commission was created the federal government considered fifty different locations for the Atomic Energy Commission’s headquarters during the Cold War. The government decided to build the headquarters 20 miles north of DC in Germantown, Maryland in an area that 4,000 feet higher than the Nation’s Capitol. All of the offices of the commission’s staff were set on the norther side of the building so that if an atomic bomb went off in DC, only the southern side of the building would be damaged by the shock waves from the blast, leaving the northern side with minimal damage.

The Atomic Energy Commission was responsible for several nuclear weapon advances during the course of the Cold War.

In the 1960’s, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited the Atomic Energy Commission’s headquarters building.