Gary Lavergne

10-Year-Old Kid, Louisiana

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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.”¬†