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May 29, 2013


50 Years Ago – May 30, 1963

• Al Graham, the man who was seriously injured May 1, when accidentally shot in the chin, and who was told the bullet lodged between the vertebrate in his neck would be left in place because it would require exceptionally delicate surgery to try to remove it, coughed up the bullet Friday night.

Graham said he had awakened during the night, had been out of bed on returning had turned over a couple of times. After the last turn he felt what he thought was the bullet, protruding in his throat. He thought it likely that, with help, the slug would come out. A retching sensation caused him to clear his throat heavily, and the piece of lead popped out into his han...

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