Monday, November 11, 2013

Secret Service Agent No. 9

This is the continuation of a monthlong series leading up to the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. 

If you haven't noticed by now, Clint Hill will be all over television this month.

Assigned to protect Jackie Kennedy, the Secret Service agent harbored feelings of guilt for years. Nowhere was this more prevalent than in the 1975 interview he filmed for "60 Minutes" with the late Mike Wallace.

Hill blamed himself for years, convinced that had he acted a split-second faster, he could have saved President John F. Kennedy.

If you can watch this clip and are failed to be moved by it, I don't particularly want to make your acquaintance.

Hill was rocked with guilt for years and finally found catharsis through the help from a clinician.

As far as I'm concerned, he's a patriot who did the best he could that awful day in Dallas.

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