JFK Secret Service Agents Comment on JFK / Marilyn Monroe Affair

Five former members of John F. Kennedy’s Secret Service detail gathered at Georgetown University on Monday night for a public discussion of their time serving the iconic president. The event, which included a preview of an upcoming Discovery Channel documentary on the agents’ careers, touched on the defining facets of the Kennedy presidency and ranged from lighthearted anecdotes about time with the first family to somber recollections of Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas in November 1963.

The agents also discussed life in the White House — even addressing rumors of an affair between President Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. The agents stated that the rumored affair was “unfounded,” as far as they knew.

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More information on the Discovery Channel special “The Kennedy Detail” can be seen here. The documentary premieres on November 22.