On August 25, 1967, Rockwell was killed by gunshots while leaving the Econowash laundromat at the Dominion Hills Shopping Center in the 6000 block of Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia.[16] Two bullets crashed through his 1958 Chevrolet’s windshield, and it slowly rolled backwards to a stop. Rockwell staggered out of the front passenger side door of the car, pointed towards the shopping center roof, and then collapsed face up on the pavement.
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@ 2011-06-12 21:07:34
Commander Rockwell's slaying was perhaps the most ironic of the six major American political assassinations of the 1960s. Rockwell's death was what police would refer to as an acquaintance murder.The victim and killer personally knew each other and were close as almost family. He was the oldest at age 49.He was the first such leader figure to have been cremated. The assasin used, with all of the availible foreign and American war surplus rifles and handguns availible in 1967, a German-made weapon, an 1896 C Mauser Broomhandle, the world's first semi-automatic pistol with a shoulder stock. Andmost ironic, the Commander was discriminated in death. A Navy fighter pilot during World War II and the Korean War, who rose from seaman recruit to Commander, Rockwell was denied burial in Virginia's Culpepper National Cemetery because during his ANP storm troopers refused to removed their Nazi insignia from themselves and Rockwell's casket. As a decorated war veteran, despite his politics, deserved burial in U.S. military cemetery.
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