History Happy Hour: Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn "20 Years in the Secret
April 12, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Traveling in Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson's car in Dallas on November 22, 1963, U.S. Secret Service Agent Rufus W. Youngblood threw himself over the seat of the car and across the vice president's chest as a human shield. Youngblood remained by Johnson's side throughout that fateful day that ended with Johnson sworn in as president following the death of John F. Kennedy. Throughout his 20-year career in the Secret Service, Youngblood protected five presidents from Harry S. Truman to Richard Nixon, and he shared this firsthand experience in his memoir 20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents.