Where Were You The Day Camelot Died?

Where Were You The Day Camelot Died?

by Robert Chapin

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Where Were You The Day Camelot Died? by Robert Chapin

It was a time when we did not have to lock our doors, and as teenagers, we thought life was all about us. On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and we all watched the coverage and mourned his loss.

We graduated in 1965 and in our recent 45th reunion reminisced about that fateful day and how it effected our memory this many years later.

There are events in this world like the attack on Pearl Harbor, The Martin Luther King assassination, Bobby Kennedy, landing on the moon, 9-11 and for others, always incidents which will live on in infamy.

We also compared how we looked back then and how the photos of the kids in the yearbook were NOT what we had turned out to be. The guys who all bragged about their accomplishments at the 5th reunion, and now at the 45th, how we are what we are and are no longer in a position to impress anyone.

We mourn those who have passed on and how we all had desires to become one who never got stuck in the old manufacturing town - but sadly, this is where some of us remained.

It was a time of hope and desires fulfilled. America was entering the Vietnam War and there were those of us who served - those who returned and those who did not.

Hope you like this short story. If so, may I suggest you post a remark as to how it may have brought back a memory or two. Thanks, Bob

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011488696
Publisher: Robert Chapin
Publication date: 08/24/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 730,015
File size: 60 KB

About the Author

No stranger to writing, acting and singing, in 2006, Bob was chosen to play Charles Ryan in the Kent Brown Summer Love series “ARE WE THERE YET?” A summer theatre production by The Falls Run Players of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This was Bob’s first acting role and his performance earned him the best actor’s award for 2006. A hidden talent also become apparent when Bob was selected to sing John Travolta’s Summer Nights from the smash hit “Grease”. He is also a member of The First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs, FL where he has been actively involved in the choir for the past 6 years - and his tenor voice has allowed him to produce over a half dozen Christian songs by Randy Travis Following an impressive career with U.S. Airways, Bob retired in 2000 and has devoted much of his time to producing ORPHANS OF THE MOURNING, his first novel about a soldier in Vietnam who eventually becomes the first Vietnam veteran President of The United States. This book is currently available in the e-book format from Barnes & Noble. Bob was thrust into the nationwide scene in 1983 with his nationally acclaimed Vietnam poster poem The Wall, a statement about the emotional pain and anger of Vietnam - frrlings and sentiments he was not permitted to express while in uniform, but once discharged, a trip to The Wall evoked his deep personal feelings. The Wall was displayed in The White House in 1983 and as a result received instant success when President Ronald Reagan personally honored Bob for his contribution to all Vietnam Veterans. To date, tens of thousands of copies have been sold. Bob has also recently finished his second novel, MURDER IN OGUNQUIT a mystery which takes place in the small New England coastal town of Ogunquit, Maine known as “A Beautiful Place By The Sea”. In addition to his full length novels, Bob is offering a series of his “folksy” down to earth short stories at no charge for your enjoyment here on Smashwords, and it is the author’s desire that you will consider purchasing his novels after a brief sampling. Prior to his assignment in Vietnam in 1967, Bob served 16 months in Frankfurt Germany as a civilian with the U.S. Army’s prestigious unit; The 513th Military Intelligence Group as a Top Secret Cryptographer In Vietnam he was assigned to the First Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 13th Signal Battalion and was awarded The Purple Heart for wounds received in action in addition to The Bronze Star Medal and other awards. Bob and his wife Maureen reside in Fredericksburg, VA in the summer months and winter in Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs, FL.

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Where Were You The Day Camelot Died? 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the adventure of your reunion. My father recentky had his 40th and even though he is an extremely successful businessman he felt out of place. There was still so much clique stuff going on that he sai it was just like hs all over again. Thank for sharing. ---Dink
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All class reunions are alike. Thanks for the memories!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a ok short story. The title was a littlr weird, considering that the story really wasnt about that. But it was ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bunch of drivel, aside from one brief mention of Kennedy's death, it had nothing to do w/the whole event. I could write this nonsense.
happpy53 More than 1 year ago