November 1st, 1950
I doubt the media will take note but tomorrow is the 66th anniversary of the assassination attempt you never learned about. The Secret Service has not forgotten and will hold their annual ceremony for White House Police Officer Leslie Coffelt. Coffelt was killed while defending President Truman from an attack by Puerto Rican Nationalists.
An excellent book about the event is called “American Gunfight” by Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge Jr.
In an troubling footnote, President Carter actually freed one of the assassins who was serving a life sentence.