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Juan Romero, busboy who aided wounded Robert Kennedy, dies
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:34:17 AM »
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Juan Romero, busboy who aided wounded Robert Kennedy, dies
By JOHN ROGERS and RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press

October 04, 2018 06:27 PM

LOS ANGELES

When Robert F. Kennedy decided to duck through the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after declaring victory in the 1968 Democratic presidential primary, Juan Romero reveled at his good fortune.

It meant the 18-year-old busboy might get to shake hands with his hero the man he'd assured himself would be the next president of the United States for the second time in two days.

Romero had just grasped Kennedy's hand when gunshots rang out, one of them striking the senator in the head.

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Romero died Monday in a Modesto, California, hospital following a heart attack, Rigo Chacon, a longtime family friend and former TV newsman, told The Associated Press on Thursday. He was 68.

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They say he blamed himself for not doing more, he wanted to do more at least.:



Rest In Peace

Check out other articles, Romero was a very good man. I'd like to know more about this history. It hit him very hard. Who wouldn't it?


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