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Umbrella man (JFK assassination)

Summary
The "umbrella man", later identified as Louie Steven Witt, is a figure who appears in several films and photographs of the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy. He was one of the closest bystanders to the president when he was first struck by a bullet, near the Stemmons Freeway sign within Dealey Plaza. The figure's behavior raised suspicion among investigators due to his maneuvering of an umbrella as Kennedy was passing him, despite clear skies. Louie Steven Witt came forward to the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1978, identifying himself as the "umbrella man" in the footage. Witt said he brought the umbrella that day to heckle Kennedy, as an indirect reference to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.'s support of Neville Chamberlain. Speculation A person popularly dubbed the "umbrella man" has been the object of much speculation, as he was the only person seen carrying, and opening, an umbrella on that sunny day. He was also one of the close
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