One Man's Road from Alabama to Dallas, 1954-1963

Touched By Fire


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: July 15, 2012
Author describes life impacted by political assinations
Griffin explained that his father, Johnnie Frank Griffin, had witnessed the assassination of Alabama Attorney General-elect Albert Patterson in Phenix City. Six months later, his father testified before a grand jury on what he had seen. The next day, his father was attacked by a teenager with a knife and was hospitalized. Read more...

The Lufkin Daily News: January 15, 2012
Texas author speaking to genealogical society

A Texas author who claimed he witnessed presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald flee the scene after Dallas Police officer J.D. Tippit was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, will address members of the Angelina County Genealogical Society in
Lufkin on Monday.

City of Opelika Alabama: February 11, 2010
Touched by Fire Author Signs his Books
On February 11, 2010 Frank Griffin will be signing his book, “Touched by Fire” at the Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library from 12 noon –1 p.m. as a part of their Brown bag Lunch Series. Frank’s story is that of an ordinary young man caught up in extraordinary events. Read more...

Bay City Book Signing: July 10, 2014
Bay City Book Signing


It's no wonder that, after reading "Touched by Fire," Ex-President George H.W. Bush wrote to Frank Griffin to say: ..."most interesting read" and country music legend, George Jones, wrote Frank Griffin to say: "I thoroughly enjoyed the book."

Frank Griffin