The day that Robert Kennedy was assassinated was, June 6, 1968, was also the 24th anniversary of allied invasion of Normandy of World War II, often referred to as D-Day.
Yesterday was a meaningful, yet sad day for me, one of full of introspection but also hope. Bobby was extremely proud of his military service, and that of his brothers.
Today marks the largest seaborne invasion in history. When we remember D-Day, we must remember everyone who has sacrificed all they had for our country. Bobby fought in World War II abroad a destroyer bearing his oldest brother’s name. But his final campaign centered on the war in Vietnam.
In this phone conversation from March 28, 1964, he speaks to President Johnson as Attorney General, recommending a less hawkish approach to handling the conflict in Vietnam.