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JFK: College student made trek to Washington for funeral

Robert K. Corliss of Schenectady shows off "John Fitzgerald Kennedy -- As We Remember Him," one of several books he owns about the late president. Corliss remembers the drama -- and adventure -- that came his way after Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963. Corliss was a college student at the time (left photo).
Robert K. Corliss of Schenectady shows off "John Fitzgerald Kennedy -- As We Remember Him," one of several books he owns about the late president. Corliss remembers the drama -- and adventure -- that came his way after Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963. Corliss was a college student at the time (left photo).
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Many people who participated in The Gazette Newspapers’ “Kennedy Project” wrote brief accounts about their memories of Nov. 22, 1963. Robert Corliss of Schenectady was a 21-year-old senior at the University of Connecticut and made some major decisions on the weekend the president was assassinated. Parts of Corliss’ reminiscence has been edited for space, but editors believe his long story is worth telling: I was a senior political science major walking to my 2 p.m. ...

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