Ambulance driver Aubrey Rike and his assistant, Dennis “Peanuts” McGuire, were on a call at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was brought in.

At StoryCorps, his widow, Glenda, tells her son Larry about the day of the shooting, Aubrey’s time with the First Lady, Jackie Kennedy, about the difficulty he would often have years later talking about it.

Originally aired November 22, 2013, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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