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'Five Days in November' revisited 50 years later

Tuesday (Sept. 30) at 2 p.m. in Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, Washburn native Clint Hill will discuss his new book, “Five Days in November,” in conversation with co-author Lisa McCubbin, and give a multimedia presentation followed by a book signing. His presentation is free and open to the public.

The Secret Service agent assigned to guard first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy from 1960 to 1964, Hill was in the motorcade in Dallas, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963. For his actions that day, Hill received the nation's highest civilian award for bravery and is credited with saving Mrs. Kennedy's life. Hill served Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford during his 18 years in the Secret Service. 

More than 50 years later, Hill shares his incomparable insider account of those terrible days along with coauthor and journalist McCubbin, in a riveting presentation that combines rarely seen photographs and videos. As the special agent in charge of Mrs. Kennedy's protection, Hill was constantly by the 34-year-old widow's side, as she orchestrated every detail of what would be the largest state funeral in United States history. He shares intimate details of the unbearable grief inside the White House, Mrs. Kennedy's insistence on walking in the funeral procession and the story behind that unforgettable salute of three-year-old John Kennedy Jr. that moved the world to tears.

Published: 09/17/14

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