Former Secret Service Agent and Author to Speak at Concordia
Oct 05, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
KAREN CARLSON, Alumni Relations director
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENT AND AUTHOR
TO SPEAK AT CONCORDIA DURING HOMECOMING WEEK
Concordia College 2011 Alumni Achievement Award-winner Clint Hill ’54, a former Secret Service agent who was with President John F. Kennedy the day he was assassinated, and Lisa McCubbin, the co-author of “The Kennedy Detail,” will speak during Homecoming Week at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Centrum, Knutson Campus Center.
Hill and McCubbin will talk about “The Kennedy Detail,” which McCubbin wrote with Secret Service Agent Gerald Blaine and Hill contributed to the work extensively. Following their remarks there will be a question and answer session and book signing.
Clint Hill was a Secret Service agent assigned to the White House and served Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. He was in the motorcade in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, assigned to protect Mrs. Kennedy when President Kennedy was assassinated. He is credited with saving her life. After leaving Concordia, Hill entered the U.S. Army and served as an intelligence agent. He was discharged in 1957 and entered the Secret Service. Hill’s career and actions have been recognized worldwide. He retired in 1975 as an assistant director.
He and McCubbin are writing a book titled “Mrs. Kennedy and Me,” which will be published in spring 2012 by Simon & Schuster.
The event is free and open to the public.