• Short Summary

    SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY'S BODY ARRIVED IN NEW YORK ABOARD THE PRESIDENTIAL JET LINER AIR FORCE ONE.

  • Description

    SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY'S BODY ARRIVED IN NEW YORK ABOARD THE PRESIDENTIAL JET LINER AIR FORCE ONE. THE JET HAD BEEN PLACED AT THE DISPOSAL OF THE KENNEDY FAMILY BY PRESIDENT JOHNSON. A SIX-HOUR POST MORTEM IN LOS ANGELES DELAYED THE DEPARTURE.

    SENATOR KENNEDY WAS THE JUNIOR SENATOR FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK. HIS BODY WAS BROUGHT TO NEW YORK IN A PLAIN MAHOGANY COFFIN WITHOUT HANDLES WHICH MADE IT DIFFICULT TO MANOEUVRE.

    ALSO IN THE PLANE WERE 70 OTHER PEOPLE - RELATIVES, FRIENDS, JOURNALISTS AND CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS.

    MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY INCLUDED HIS BROTHER, SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY; SISTERS PAT LAWFORD AND JEAN SMITH, BROTHER-IN-LAW STEPHEN SMITH AND THE SENATOR'S THREE ELDEST CHILDREN, KATHLEEN, JOSEPH AND ROBERT JUNIOR; AND MRS. JACKIE KENNEDY.

    ALSO ABOARD WAS MRS. CORETTA KING, WIDOW OF THE MURDERED NEGRO LEADER, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING.

    FROM THE NEW YORK AIRPORT SENATOR KENNEDY'S BODY WAS TAKEN TO ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL FOR A LYING IN STATE AND LATER A REQUIEM MASS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3P7BMEE7F1J7SQIZAKCEX1CMW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3P7BMEE7F1J7SQIZAKCEX1CMW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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