Gary Lavergne was a 10-year-old kid in August of 1966. He saw the UT Tower shooting on TV from his home in Louisiana. Lavergne’s father was a police officer and he remembers his dad’s reaction to the Tower shooting.
He remembers his dad saying about the shooting, “This is not good. We’re going to see a lot more of this.”
Years later, Lavergne got a job in Austin and thought about the shooting often. One day, he thought he’d like to read a responsible account of the shooting but could not find one. He decided to write one himself.
Lavergne went on to write the heavily-resourced and highly-cited book “A Sniper in the Tower.” www.garylavergne.com