President Johnson with SAIC Lem Johns

President Johnson with SAIC Lem Johns
President Johnson with SAIC Lem Johns

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

LBJ era Secret Service

FUTURE SAIC of PPD (Carter era) and Director (1981-1992) [also close to Reagan, as he protected him when he was a candidate] JOHN SIMPSON stares intently at the crowd in front of RFK and LBJ 1964
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Rufus Youngblood and James Rowley with LBJ

I am on the LBJ Library website

Interesting....my one video from my You Tube channel is credited at the bottom left corner from the official LBJ Library website about the limousine. http://www.lbjlibrary.org/exhibits/lbjs-presidential-limousine/#!prettyPhoto

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Secret Service agent in iconic LBJ photos, Lem Johns, dies


Secret Service agent in iconic LBJ photos, Lem Johns, dies


http://bigstory.ap.org/article/secret-service-agent-iconic-lbj-photos-dies


Johns' son, Jeff, and grandson Mike also have served in the Secret Service

http://www.amazon.com/Lem-Johns-Secret-Service-Man/dp/B00BNL5CMG/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_d_1

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful


5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding and informative! May 21, 2013


Format:DVD

I was quite impressed with this movie/ dvd- great use of films and photos, many of which are previously unreleased, as well as the obvious love and care put into this production. This is an informative, moving tribute to the esteemed former Secret Service agent Thomas L "Lem" Johns. In addition to lengthy, thought-provoking interviews with the man himself, we are also treated to interviews with Lem's wife of over 65 years, Nita, as well as former agents Joseph Novak and Terry Oden.

Known for his presence in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63 when JFK was assassinated, Johns offers some surprising and interesting revelations about exactly where he thought the shots were coming from that day, as well as the notion that he was allegedly the "agent" of unknown repute on the knoll. In addition, we learn about Lem's pre-agency career as an Alcohol and Tax (later known as the ATF) agent, as well as his illustrious Secret Service career protecting Ike, Nixon, JFK, and, of course, LBJ. There is much to learn and admire in this entertaining presentation, an obvious labor of love for the producer (s).

As well as his own legacy, Lem's son Jeff served 20 years in the Secret Service and now works for the Department of Homeland Security, while Lem's grandson Michael has been in the Secret Service for over 15 years now; impressive. I spoke to Lem on the phone in 2004 and I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the living legacy he has bestowed upon the agency. There have been Johns in the Secret Service since the 1950's!

You can do no wrong in purchasing this extremely well done dvd. I am very glad I did!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013