Former secret service agent recalls taking bullet for Reagan 30 years ago

March 30, 2011 at 4:35 am in Grand Forks Herald

On March 30, 1981, Tim McCarthy was walking beside Ronald Reagan as the president and his entourage left the Washington Hilton. That day, McCarthy became the most famous Secret Service agent alive. At 2:27 p.m., as Reagan walked to his limo outside the Hilton, John Hinckley Jr. stepped out from a crowd less than 20 feet from the president and raised a cheap .22-caliber pistol. Continue Reading