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Clint Hill relates joys, sorrows of his Kennedy family years

Clint Hill keeps North Dakota in his heart. That is one of the messages the Washburn native has been conveying this fall, as he helps the nation remember President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Hill’s richly detailed memories of the Kennedys come from his time as a Secret Service agent assigned to the first lady and the Kennedy children. Among those memories is Hill’s close-up witnessing of the Nov. 22, 1963, gunfire at President Kennedy, and Hill’s leap into the limousine to shield the first lady and mortally wounded president as it sped off to a Dallas hospital.
To capture this story for North Dakota Living, a Hill family mini-reunion was convened. The late father of North Dakota Living Editor-in-Chief Dennis Hill – Kenneth – was Clint’s cousin. Clint, with co-author Lisa McCubbin, sat down with Dennis Hill for this interview. McCubbin is author of “The Kennedy Detail” (with retired Secret Service Agent Gerald Blaine) and co-author with Clint Hill of “Mrs. Kennedy & Me,” and the newly released “Five Days       In November.”


Clint Hill Interview


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