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The Man Who Jumped on Kennedy’s Limo

On the 47th anniversary of John Kennedy’s assassination, I thought you might be interested in this New York Times piece by the Secret Service agent who leaped on the back of the limo and covered the Kennedy’s as the car took off for the hospital. Clint Hill was actually Jackie’s agent. He and Gerald Blaine, who was on the president’s detail, also spoke to Fox News as part of Blaine’s promotion of his new book, The Kennedy Detail: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence.

Secret Service agent Kennedy limousine

3 Responses to The Man Who Jumped on Kennedy’s Limo

  1. LHOswald, OfficerTippett, JRuby, and the DallasPD made the week of Nov22 a nationwide trauma that devolved into a notorious conspiracy the WarrenCommission, JEHoover and the MSM tried to cover up.
    When the printed newspaper, newsmagazines and the nightly MSM news reports gave us a “truth” that the evidence denied, the public made their own opinions based on the experiences of WWII and Vietnam snipers.

    So began the mistrust of our own government and the MSM that we relied upon. “Don’t trust anyone over 30”, anti-war marches and riots, and a generation of anti-government activists were instigated by this betrayal.

    MrHill’s recollections of his time as MrsKennedy’s protector are probably smoothed over and softened by time. She was, by all accounts, a well-mannered woman who never made a misstep in her role of FLOTUS.
    The hearts of all Americans ached for the young widow and her children.

    • I hadn’t thought of the mistrust of government stemming from the whole screwup around the assassination. Good point. I would think also these Secret Service officers are not going to reveal anything too scandalous, out of a continuing sense of protectiveness, perhaps some unwarranted guilt, and because they’d have to explain why they never said anything, at the time or later.

      And yes – smoothed over indeed. Last week seems better to me than it was . . .

  2. I heard in that picture, she is instinctively reaching for a piece of his skull–that was a horrible, horrible time. I would not want to read this book. But mileage may vary.