Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Terrance McGarry dies

Terrance McGarry dies at 72; reporter, editor at UPI and L.A. Times

Covering JFK's assassination in 1963, he was with police when they found Lee Harvey Oswald's sniper's nest, and a few feet away when Oswald was shot in the jail. He later was an editor of The Times' Valley edition.

During his more than two decades with UPI, McGarry was a member of the wire service's Dallas bureau when John F. Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963.

Reaching Dealey Plaza shortly after the shooting, McGarry was with the police when they discovered 
Lee Harvey Oswald's sniper's nest and rifle in the Texas School Book Depository.

Two days later, McGarry was only a few feet away f
rom Oswald when he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police headquarters. He also covered Ruby's trial.

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