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John F. Kennedy: An Evocative Relic of that Sad November 22, 1963 Day in Dallas-the official Secret Service Tie Clip Worn by One of the Agents in the Presidential Motorcade
Kennedy John John F. Kennedy: An Evocative Relic of that Sad November 22, 1963Day in Dallas-the official Secret Service Tie Clip Worn by One of the Agentsin the Presidential Motorcade. This item is accompanied by a letter ofprovenance from the infamous Martin E. Underwood.Underwood has become a rather controversial figure in accounts ofthe events of that day. In "Death of a President", WilliamManchester identified him as one of the figures depicted in Cecil Strong'simmortal photograph of the grieving Jackie at the swearing-in ceremony ofLyndon Johnson aboard Air Force One. However, according to a 2008 article byjournalist Max Holland, Underwood was not aboard Air Force One that day(supported by the official Secret Service manifest of passengers) and, infact, returned to Washington on Air Force Two.Underwood was the advance man for the Houston leg of Kennedy'sTexas Trip the day before. He did not travel with the presidential entourageto Dallas, and was in fact roused from a sound sleep at the Rice Hotel inHouston and rushed to the airport to join his fellow agents in Dallas uponword of the assassination. He continued in the Secret Service through theJohnson years, and late in life told fanciful tales about his role in Dallasand later as "one of LBJ's closest confidantes, a man who was in chargeof Johnson's international security arrangements." These stories,unsupported by independent research, added much fuel to the fire for thosealleging a conspiracy behind the assassination. But they brought Underwoodmuch attention, and so he has become one of the "major" namesassociated w … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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