Larimore native Clint Hill to receive Rough Rider Award

Larimore native Clint Hill to receive Rough Rider Award Click to Enlarge

Former Secret Service agent Clint Hill will be the 44th recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the highest honor for North Dakota citizens.

Gov. Doug Burgum made the announcement Friday.

Hill was born in Larimore and grew up in Washburn. He graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, and served in the Secret Service from 1959 to 1975, through five presidential administrations.

In 1963, Hill used his body to shield first lady Jacqueline Kennedy on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

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