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The Man on the President’s Limo

Today marks 60 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. There are many photos from that day in 1963 — Lyndon B. Johnson being sworn in aboard Air Force One, spectators’ reactions from the lawn in Dealey Plaza. However, one image in particular caught people’s attention, spreading in newspapers across the country: a photo of a Secret Service agent jumping onto the back of the presidential limousine during the shooting. Today on the podcast, the story of the man in that photo: Clint Hill.

Note: This episode contains a description of violence.

You can read more about Clint’s story in the new 60th anniversary edition of his book, Five Days in November.

 

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