• Short Summary

    U.S. SECRET SERVICE AGENT CLINTON J. HILL WAS PRESENTED WITH A MEDAL IN WASHINGTON ON?

  • Description

    U.S. SECRET SERVICE AGENT CLINTON J. HILL WAS PRESENTED WITH A MEDAL IN WASHINGTON ON TUESDAY FOR "EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY" DURING THE ASSASSINATION ATTACK ON THE LATE PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

    MRS. KENNEDY WATCHED AS SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY DOUGLAS DILLION PRESENTED THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT'S HIGHEST AWARD TO HILL, WHO HAD BEEN ASSIGNED TO PROTECT MRS. KENNEDY SINCE SHORTLY AFTER THE 1960 ELECTION. THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT SUPERVISE THE SECRET SERVICE.

    HILL'S WIFE AND TWO YOUNG CHILDREN WATCHED AS DILLION SAID HILL'S ACTION ADDED LUSTRE TO THE "GREAT TRADITION OF COURAGE AND HEROISM" OF THE SECRET SERVICE.

    HILL WAS STANDING ON THE RUNNING BOARD OF A SECRET SERVICE CAR JUST BEHIND THE PRESIDENTIAL CAR WHEN THE ASSASSIN FIRED HIS FIRST SHOT.

    HILL CLIMBED ON THE REAR OF THE PRESIDENT'S LIMOUSINE IN AN ATTEMPT TO SHIELD THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. KENNEDY WITH HIS OWN BODY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADQQW79EBJI9T10T683Z2NOSFK
    Media URN:
    VLVADQQW79EBJI9T10T683Z2NOSFK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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