Home-State Hero Hill Honored
North Dakota will honor retired Secret Service agent Clint Hill next month with the Teddy Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.Agent Hill was part of the Secret Service in Dallas, Texas November 22, 1963 - the day of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
Gov. Burgum announced this week (as reported by KXMB) that Mr. Hill will receive his award November 19 in his hometown of Washburn.
Mr. Hill served as a presidential bodyguard from 1958 to 1975, through five administrations. He was in the motorcade in Dallas as part of the detail assigned to protect First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
Agent Hill is seen in the infamous Zapruter film, a home-movie of the assassination, as he runs from his position on the running board of a follow-up car, leaping into the presidential limo, in an effort to shield the president and first lady as shots rang out.
President Kennedy died from his wounds shortly thereafter. The first lady lived until 1994.
[Source: KXMB-TV News]