Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:24:25 GMT
The search is on for the woman who allegedly stole items from a little boy's gravesite in Richland County. According to Ontario Police, several people have contacted them concerning gravesite thefts atMore >>
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(Toledo News Now) -
Just three days after President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, a stunned nation mourned together, and watched a funeral service unlike any they had seen before. Among those watching from home was Plymouth, Ohio 5th grader Eddie Hunter.
Much of the funeral's symbolism was lost on the young boy, until the camera captured a lone bugler playing taps.
The bugler missed the sixth note of the song, and even now, Eddie Hunter says he remembers feeling bad for the player. In response, the then-10-year-old borrowed his sister's manual typewriter and wrote the bugler a letter.
"Anybody is bound to make a tiny mistake in front of millions of people," the note read. "At first, I didn't notice it until they reran the picture. You should hear some of the things I play."
When he finished writing, Eddie addressed the letter the only way he knew how: "To The man who played taps at President Kennedy's funeral, Washington D.C."
A month later, Eddie received a handwritten letter from Sgt. Keith C. Clark.
"Dear Eddie, thank you for your nice note regarding taps for the late President Kennedy's funeral," it began. "I hope you're practicing hard on your trumpet and will be a good musician."
Eddie wrote one more letter to Sgt. Clark, but 50 years later, he'd almost forgotten about the correspondence. That was until recently, when he received an email from an historian that brought it all back.
The modern-day letter asked if it was him who had sent the letter to Keith Clark , the bugler at JFK's funeral. Ed Hunter said the email had his attention, because nobody knew about the letter except his parents, who had since passed.
Sgt. Clark had also died, but the historian had met with the late bugler's family while preparing for the 50th anniversary of JFK's death. It was there that the historian found a box of memorabilia containing two letters sent 50 years ago from a young Eddie Hunter.
"Maybe mine was the only one from a little kid," says Hunter, holding back tears. "That's a question I hope to ask his wife. Why did he keep my letter? I don't know."
Hunter will get the chance to ask Mrs. Clark this Saturday, Nov. 16. It's been arranged for him to sit next to her at a special ceremony honoring Sgt. Clark at Arlington National Cemetary.
Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:43:08 GMT
Hundreds of East Texans flocked to the Angelina County Expo Center on Wednesday for the kickoff of the 2014 Angelina Benefit Rodeo. But, as people kicked up their boots, Mr. Rodeo, Mike Mathis, had a lotMore >>
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Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:50:32 GMT
Deer season maybe over but that hasn't stopped some people from hunting. Just last month, two San Augustine County men Dakota Johnson and Tillman Luther were arrested for this very thing. Texas Game WardenMore >>
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Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:31:14 GMT
A deputy with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office was involved in a shooting incident Tuesday night."I will confirm there was an officer-involved shooting, but anything after that will have to comeMore >>
A deputy with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office was involved in a shooting incident Tuesday night.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:53:41 GMT
Last week, a Kentucky man got arrested for allegedly having 25 pounds of marijuana. A broken tail light led to his arrest. East Texas News spoke with Corrigan Police officers about how the small forceMore >>
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Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:32:04 GMT
Two Nacogdoches County liquor store employees were robbed Tuesday night when a man forced them into the cooler and made off with an unknown amount of items.According to Sheriff Jason Bridges, the man walkedMore >>
Two Nacogdoches County liquor store employees were robbed Tuesday night when a man forced them into the cooler and made off with an unknown amount of items and cash.More >>