Reagan Assassination Attempt Remembered; President Shot 30 Years Ago Today (VIDEO)

Reagan Assassination Attempt Remembered; President Shot 30 Years Ago Today (VIDEO)

Reagan Assassination Attempt Remembered; President Shot 30 Years Ago Today (VIDEO)

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March 30 2011 2:05 PM

Reagan Assassination Attempt Remembered; President Shot 30 Years Ago Today (VIDEO)


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On March 30, 1981, John Hinckleyshot President Ronald Reagan on a sidewalk outside of a Washington, D.C.,hotel. Former Associated Press photographer Ron Edmunds and retired SecretService Agent Danny Spriggs recall the moments of the attempted assassination.Edmunds captured the famous photographs of Reagan entering his limousine as theshots were fired, and he later won a Pulitzer Prize for the pictures. Spriggs,who served 28 years with the Secret Service, vividly remembers his swiftactions during the shooting, which earned him a Special Act Award from theDepartment of Treasury.