Some mean man killed my dady too

Above: Monroe Young Jr. III

On November 22nd of 1963, whilst travelling through Dealey Plaza in an open-top limousine, then-U.S. President John F. Kennedy was tragically shot dead; millions of stunned people around the world immediately began to mourn. On December 1st, 1963, just over a week later, a young empathetic schoolboy named Monroe Young Jr. wrote the following heartbreaking letter of support and sent it to the late-President’s widow, Jacqueline.

Transcript follows. This letter, and many others of a similar nature, can be found in the book Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation.


Decembr 1, 1963

in 1962 September 23,

Some mean man killed my dady too – here in Dallas – my dady was a soldrer.

Sanda Clause diden get my letter

i hope he will get my letter. i wont a bicycle-

when you write him- tell him my name-

Monroe Young Jr. III

1838 Nomas. Street
Dallas, Tex.