View Full Version : US Secret Service release audio record of Reagan assassination attempt in 1981

12-03-2011, 03:08 AM
Audio link here:

WASHINGTON A Secret Service audiotape 30 years old sheds light on the chaotic aftermath of Ronald Reagan's shooting when neither the president nor his guardians realized he'd been shot, and an agent's snap decision to get him to a hospital might have saved his life.
"Let's hustle," agent Jerry Parr is heard barking as Reagan's limousine suddenly changed course, the sight of the president's blood signaling there was more wrong with him than a bruised rib or two, as everyone thought right after the March 30, 1981, attack. The car, which had been spiriting Reagan back to the security of the White House after the spray of gunfire, sped to George Washington University Hospital instead. Reagan lost about half his blood and came closer to death that day than Americans realized for years later.

12-03-2011, 05:00 AM
What a pity!;) What was it all about? Iran hostages ?

Count Bobulescu
12-03-2011, 06:13 AM
Secret Service released records in response to a FOIA request by journalist writing a book. See here.