The photo that touched the hearts of Americans

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Dan Farrell with his famous picture and the camera that took it

THE PHOTOGRAPH of a little boy saluting his slain father President JFK’s casket touched the heart of a grieving nation.

It also made Dan Farrell, the man who took it, famous.

Recalls former New York Daily News photographer Farrell: “It was the saddest thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life.

“I knew it was a good picture. This I knew. But I didn’t know to what extent it would be.

“I’m just glad my emotions didn’t take over when I was trying to take the picture.”

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