“I remember him shaking my hand and, as he let go, somebody shot him.”

Juan Romero

In a historic photograph captured on June 5, 1968, a teenager is seen kneeling on the floor, cradling Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s head moments after he was shot, in what turned out to be a successful assassination attempt.

At StoryCorps, Juan Romero — the teen from the photo — remembers that night and how it changed his life.

Listen to Juan’s original StoryCorps interview.

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