The Initial Letdown

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At first, though, Hill’s new job was a bit of a letdown. “I got the word… that I was to go back to Washington for a new assignment. After an intensive interview, they advised me I was going to be assigned to Mrs. Kennedy. I was very disappointed,” he said to North Dakota Living magazine in 2013.

Protecting The First Lady

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Keeping the first lady safe seemed so far away from the excitement of protecting the president. “I had seen what life was like for the agents assigned to Mrs. Eisenhower, Mrs. Truman, and other first ladies. It meant they were going to tea parties and fashion shows,” Hill told the magazine. At that time, though, he didn’t realize what he’d find out about Jackie.

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