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John F. Kennedy: How Many Remember His Death?

John F. Kennedy was shot to death on this day in 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald

Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as president on Air Force One
after the death of John F. Kennedy on 22 November 1963.

As the Dallas Morning News points out, America is quickly crossing over from “we remember” the JFK assassination to “that was a long time ago.”  In practical fact, you have to be over 50 years old to remember anything from that day, and probably over 55 for it to have made a serious impression.  With current American life expectancy at 78 years, that’s a small part of the population.

In that spirit, Clint Hill — the Secret Service agent who threw himself over President Kennedy’s wounded body — shares some long-ago memories on his time as Jackie Kennedy‘s bodyguard. Hill is 78 now himself.

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