Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin Speaking Engagement
Sep 12, 2012FOR MORE INFORMATION:
KAREN CARLSON, director, Alumni Relations
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CO-AUTHORS FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENT CLINT HILL AND
LISA MCCUBBIN RETURN TO CONCORDIA FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Co-authors former Secret Service agent Clint Hill ’54 and Lisa McCubbin make a return to Concordia College to talk about their new book, “Mrs. Kennedy and Me,” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in the Centrum. A book signing will follow the lecture in the Atrium. The event is free and open to the public.
Having helped his friend and fellow agent Jerry Blaine and McCubbin with the facts for the book “The Kennedy Detail,” Hill was joined by McCubbin last year as they spoke to an overflow crowd during Concordia’s Homecoming week. In the captivating new book Hill shares his story for the first time in 50 years offering a tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in a North Dakota orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady. Though most credited Hill with saving Mrs. Kennedy’s life that fateful day in 1963 when the president was assassinated, he didn’t feel like a hero and spent years in the grips of a deep depression.
Born in Larimore, N.D., in 1932 and adopted by a Washburn, N.D., couple, Hill attended Concordia after high school, majoring in history and physical education, and lettering in football and baseball. Plans to be a teacher were derailed by the draft where Hill, serving in the Army, was selected to be a special agent for the counter intelligence corps and eventually landed a position with the Denver Secret Service after he was discharged. In 1959 he was tapped to go to Washington, D.C., to protect President Eisenhower.