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Bobby Kennedy’s Death

Written by: George Chittenden : 19 Jul 2019

This shocking photo was taken on June 5th, 1968 just moments after Bobby Kennedy had been shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Tragically the 42-year-old presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was mortally wounded and died 26 hours later at the Good Samaritan Hospital. The man who shot him was 24-year-old Palestinian/Jordanian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan who fired multiple shots with a handgun. So, who is the guy in the photograph? Well his name is Juan Romero and he was a 17-year-old Mexican immigrant who was working in the hotel’s kitchen.

Bobby Kennedy had stopped to shake his hand when the shots were fired, and for years Juan Romero felt guilt over the presidential candidate's death. Shortly after the shots were fired and Robert Kennedy was lying there dying, he asked Juan Romero if everyone else was ok. After the assassination Mr Romero felt he could no longer work at the hotel, where insensitive visitors would ask to have their photograph taken with him, so he left his job.

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