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Pat Shingleton: "Presidential Protection..."

3 years 7 months 1 day ago November 22, 2013 Nov 22, 2013 Friday, November 22 2013 November 22, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Cold frontal passages are common at this time of the year in the south. They hit us with showers then rapid clearing and cold. The preliminary forecast for Dallas and Fort Worth on November 22, 1963 called for cooler weather - affording First Lady Jackie Kennedy, the opportunity of wearing a Chanel wool suit - a suit she wore until the early hours of November 23rd. The 1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential limousine was flown from Washington D.C. to Texas, the day before. A fast moving cold front activated a few overnight showers with clearing skies for the rest of the day. History notes that because of sunny, cool weather and the President's preference, the plastic bubble top was removed and the bullet-proof windows were rolled down.

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