The last surviving member of the Kennedy Secret Service detail was in Fort Smith on Friday night.

Special agent Clint Hill, who was with the President and Mrs. Kennedy in Dallas on the fateful day of his assassination spoke to a crowd as part of a promotional tour for his new book, “Mrs. Kennedy and Me.”

Hill recalled funny stories of trips abroad with the First Lady and of special mementos given to him by the President. He also spoke of more difficult times, including the loss of Kennedy’s newborn son, Patrick, and the emotional toll it had on the First Lady.

Hill also walked the audience through his experience of hearing the shots fired in Dallas, leaping on the car to protect the First Family and seeing the gruesome site of the President’s blood and gunshot wound.

“I gave the thumbs-down to indicate what appeared to be a fatal assault,” said Hill.

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