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"Code of the Secret Service" (1939)


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Talk about stranger than fiction.

It was 40 years ago this week that President Reagan -- barely 10 weeks into his first term -- was wounded in a failed assassination attempt outside the Washington Hilton hotel on March 30, 1981.

The man credited with saving the president's life was Secret Service agent Jerry Parr. When the would-be assassin, John Hinckley, Jr., began firing at Reagan, Parr reacted by shoving the president into a waiting limousine and jumping on top of him. The limousine then sped off to the emergency room of the George Washington University Medical Center.

Reagan, shot once with a .22-caliber bullet, underwent surgery for two hours. He was back at the White House 12 days later.

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Parr, who was a member of the Secret Service for 23 years, said his interest in the agency began when he was nine years old. His father took him to see the 1939 film "Code of the Secret Service," which starred Reagan as Agent Brass Bancroft.

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Michael Beschloss on Twitter: "“Code of the Secret Service” (1939),  starring Ronald Reagan, was seen by nine-year-old Jerry Parr, who went on,  as Secret Service agent, to save President Reagan's life after

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:

Talk about stranger than fiction.

It was 40 years ago this week that President Reagan -- barely 10 weeks into his first term -- was wounded in a failed assassination attempt outside the Washington Hilton hotel on March 30, 1981.

The man credited with saving the president's life was Secret Service agent Jerry Parr. When the would-be assassin, John Hinckley, Jr., began firing at Reagan, Parr reacted by shoving the president into a waiting limousine and jumping on top of him. The limousine then sped off to the emergency room of the George Washington University Medical Center.

Reagan, shot once with a .22-caliber bullet, underwent surgery for two hours. He was back at the White House 12 days later.

See the source image

Parr, who was a member of the Secret Service for 23 years, said his interest in the agency began when he was nine years old. His father took him to see the 1939 film "Code of the Secret Service," which starred Reagan as Agent Brass Bancroft.

Has anyone seen this picture?

Michael Beschloss on Twitter: "“Code of the Secret Service” (1939),  starring Ronald Reagan, was seen by nine-year-old Jerry Parr, who went on,  as Secret Service agent, to save President Reagan's life after

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7 hours ago, jakeem said:

It was 40 years ago this week that President Reagan -- barely 10 weeks into his first term -- was wounded in a failed assassination attempt outside the Washington Hilton hotel on March 30, 1981.

And later that day FBI cars screeched to a stop in front of a record shop where Hinkley said he worked. He didn't, but try and convince a crew of G-men of that when you're a 20 something Rock and Roller in tiger striped trousers.

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