Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by Clint HillIn those four years, Hill was by Mrs. He was there for the birth of John, Jr. Three and a half months later, the unthinkable happened. Forty-seven years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and Hill as well. Sprawled on the trunk of the car as it sped away from Dealey Plaza, Hill clung to the sides of the car, his feet wedged in so his body was as high as possible. Clint Hill jumped on the car too late to save the president, but all he knew after that first shot was that if more shots were coming, the bullets had to hit him instead of the First Lady.
'Mrs. Kennedy and Me': A Secret Service agent shares his memories
I so wanted to dislike this book. As the leading civilian literary expert on the Secret Service, I had previouslyand rightfullylambasted Lisa McCubbin's prior effort entitled The Kennedy Detail for its rewriting of history, blaming JFK for his own death and putting words in the late president's mouth that he never once uttered, as verified by the prior accounts of numerous top agents and White House aides, many of whom WERE there in Dallas unlike former agent Gerald Blaine. As previously stated, it was my page letter to former agent Clint Hill that angered him and his best friend to whom I had also spoken to, the aforementioned Blaine, that directly led to the writing of The Kennedy Detail and, by extension, the need to write a follow-up tome, Mrs. In fact, both agents Blaine and Hill debated the merits of my research on television and, if that weren't enough, I was mentioned on pages of The Kennedy Detail without naming me, of course. One could argue several other pages refer to my work, directly or indirectly, but I digress from the matter at hand. Simply put, Mrs.
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Former United States Secret Service agent Clint Hill was assigned to protect Jacqueline Kennedy for four years, including on the day of her husband's assassination when Hill ran to shield her from bullets. Hill was also present at the birth of John F. Kennedy, Jr. Here are 8 memories Hill now shares in his new book In 'Mrs. Kennedy and Me.
In those four years, Hill was by Mrs. He was there for the birth of John, Jr. Three and a half months later, the unthinkable happened. Forty-seven years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and Hill as well. Sprawled on the trunk of the car as it sped away from Dealey Plaza, Hill clung to the sides of the car, his feet wedged in so his body was as high as possible.