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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Unsung American hero: Jerry Parr

(CORONA) As reported by Martin Weil October 10 at 8:05 AM: "Jerry S. Parr, the quick-thinking and fast-moving Secret Service agent who was credited with saving the life of President Ronald Reagan after the 1981 assassination attempt in Washington, died Oct. 9 at a hospice center near his home in Washington. He was 85. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his wife, Carolyn Parr. Mr. Parr had been an electric power lineman before his Secret Service years and a clergyman in retirement. But he was best known for the fraught moments after gunfire erupted on March 30, 1981, as the president was leaving the Washington Hilton Hotel."  ▶ STORY


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