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Local man recalls standing next to MLK Jr. during ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Fifty years ago, the world watched as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C.-- and one local man stood by his side, a witness to history.

His name is Gordon "Gunny" Gundrum and he rarely talks about the historic events of that day - until tonight.

Born in a barn in Grafton, N.Y., the small town boy grew up, joined the marines, and then became a D.C. Park ranger.

His assignment that day was to protect Dr. King and others gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that day.

You can watch the full report with John Gray in the video above.



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