Jackie Kennedy was ready to die throughout the tense days of the Cuban Missile Disaster in 1962, in accordance with revelations in a brand new e book by the previous first woman’s Secret Service bodyguard.
When he supplied to cover Kennedy and her youngsters, John and Caroline, throughout the nuclear standoff between the Soviet Union and the US, Kennedy declined.
As a substitute, the First Girl stated “she would take John and Caroline and stroll on the legislation like courageous troopers and face the identical destiny of each different American,” Clint Hill, 90, wrote in a tweet commemorating the sixtieth anniversary this week of the disaster that noticed the world on the verge of nuclear conflict.
Hill, who has labored as a Secret Service agent for 5 presidents, tells that story and others in his new memoir, “My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy,” a part of which was lately excerpted in People Magazine.
Hill, who has written different books about his time within the White Home, notes his torment in not with the ability to save President John F. Kennedy when he was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas.
“Guilt and anguish consumed me,” writes Hill, who was 31 on the time. “All I may take into consideration was Dallas. I used to be operating as quick as I may, my arm reaching for the handholds on the trunk nevertheless it was like my legs had been in quicksand. Mrs. Kennedy climbing out of the back seat, her terrified eyes trying however not seeing me like I wasn’t there.”
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