I was fortunate to be with her for four years–from November 1960 to November 1964. As I wrote in my 2012 book Mrs. Kennedy and Me, at first, being a Secret Service agent on the First Lady’s Detail was the last place I wanted to be. It was like being on the second team. I wanted to be where the action was–and that had always been with the president. As it turned out, I had the best assignment of all. As one of just two agents assigned to her protection, I was with her constantly, and we developed a close relationship. She trusted me, and I had the utmost admiration and respect for her. We had some wonderful times together. Yes, some unimaginably sad times, too. But today, I’m thinking about her infectious laugh, her bawdy sense of humor, and what a privilege it was to know her. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Kennedy.   [caption id="attachment_5931" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy, and Clint Hill in Morocco, 1963.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5932" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mrs. Kennedy thought it was hilarious that we were about to capsize. Amalfi Coast, Italy, 1962.[/caption]]]>

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  1. Karen Kell on July 28, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing your work and your relationship with the Kennedy family as well as your work with The Five President’s. I enjoyed reading Mrs. Kennedy and Me so much. Your books were a great view of our leaders and their families. I long for the days when professionalism was a given. Thank you, Karen

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