Monday, August 4, 2014

Former W.H. press secretary James Brady, wounded in Reagan assassination attempt, dead at 73

James Brady
James Brady, the former White House press secretary wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 73.
According to a statement issued by his family, Brady died Monday morning "after a series of health issues."
Brady suffered a head wound on March 30, 1981 outside the Washington Hilton Hotel when a gunman fired six bullets at Reagan. One bullet bounced off Reagan's limousine and wounded the president in the chest. A Secret Service agent and D.C. police officer were also wounded and survived.
Brady's wound left him partially paralyzed and his job as Reagan's press secretary was cut short. He retained the title, however, throughout Reagan's presidency.
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