The LuLac Edition #1527, March 30th, 2011
PHOTO INDEX: PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN AND SECRET SERVICE AGENT JERRY PARR SECONDS AFTER REAGAN WAS SHOT.
It is thirty years today that an attempt was made on the life of President Ronald Reagan. Barely in office for a few weeks, the shooting was the culmination in a stalking spree begun by John Hinkley, a disturbed young man with mental issues. The day was filled with incredible moments that showed news as it was happening. On display was the full force of the American Experience, warts and all. After nearly dying, Reagan was rescued by cool decision making on the part of the Secret Service and outstanding medical care. Here are a few moments of that day: