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  • Officer Who Saved Truman Dies at 92

    02/06/2008 5:22:15 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 10 replies · 112+ views
    NPR ^ | February 5, 2008
    A former Secret Service officer [Floyd Boring] who helped thwart the attempted assassination of President Harry Truman has died. Boring changed the course of history when he and White House police officers took on two armed men during a shootout near Blair House, where Truman was staying during White House renovations.
  • Ex-Presidents, Johnson Widow Call for JFK Film Probe

    02/02/2004 6:20:27 PM PST · by John W · 282 replies · 7,539+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | February 2,2004 | Lynn Elber
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two former presidents and the widow of Lyndon B. Johnson are calling on the History Channel to investigate a documentary it aired alleging President Johnson was involved in the Kennedy assassination. Lady Bird Johnson said the film "falsely and irresponsibly" accuses her husband of conspiring to kill President Kennedy. No accusation made against Johnson "has hurt as painfully," the 91-year-old former first lady said in a Jan. 29 letter. Her husband died in 1973. Copies of her letter were sent to the chief executives of three companies that own A&E Networks, which includes the History Channel....