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John Dawson

Tomb Position

Sentinel

Tomb Relief

1st

Tomb Dates

Jun 1967 - Aug 1968

Military Dates

Aug 1966 - Aug 1968

Society Membership

Lifetime Member

Home City / State

Oak Park, IL

Current City / State

Huntley, IL

Tomb Reflections

In April, 1968, M.L. King was assisinated. We were all put on alert and later that night our Relief went into a section of town (with loaded rifles) to help prevent any more burning/looting. As the sun rose the next morning, several ladies from the area visited us with warm rolls, etc. to thanks us for protecting them and their property. 2 months later R.E. Kennedy was killed and our RElief worked the funeral. About 4 months later I received a pesonal letter from Ethel Kennedy, thanking me for being at the funeral.

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