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From Dallas to Washington, aboard Air Force 1 on Nov 22nd 1963

Fascinating article from Chris Jones and Esquire on the hours after the assassination of JFK. Grab a coffee, this is worth reading in full. Back in the communications shack, Swindal hears the first in a series of puzzling radio calls. The Secret Service agents refer to one another by code names, all starting with D. “Dusty to Daylight,” the radio crackles. “Have Dagger cover Volunteer.” Dagger, Swindal knows, is a laconic agent named Rufus Youngblood, a thirty-nine-year-old native of Georgia. Volunteer is the code name for Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson. The radio suddenly drops out. Swindal worries that President Kennedy’s

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