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Monday, November 22, 2010

47 Years Later: Admissions of pain and guilt

President and Mrs Kennedy in their open touring car. Clint Hill is on the back of the limousine

A number of the surviving members of President Kennedy's Secret Service protection detail are starting to open up about what happened on that sad day and how they have coped with their sense of failure to protect the President. Of course President Kennedy seems to have had little regard for the dangers of his office and was notorious for keeping his bodyguards at a distance.

1 comment:

The Archer of the Forest said...

Well, I don't see how much they can realistically blame themselves. JFK was notorious for cavalierly ignoring everything his bodyguards said. They recommended time and time again that he shouldn't ride in a convertible. Short of tying the man down, I don't see what else they could have done.