On November 22, 1963, railroad worker S.M. Holland was watching the presidential motorcade approach Dealey Plaza from a perch on top of a bridge known as The Triple Underpass.
In this rare 1970 interview, he describes his impression of the gunfire that killed the president.
“I saw a puff of smoke still lingering among the trees in front of the wooden fence. The report sounded like it came from behind the wooden fence,” Holland said.
More about the witnesses to JFK’s assassination:
VIDEO: Was there a gunshot from the grassy knoll? (Feb. 1, 2013)
Missing JFK witnesses: two African-Americans on the grassy knoll (Nov. 20, 2013)
History Matters: What 216 witnesses to the assassination said about the origins of the gunshots.