My first experience with the US Secret Service was on a weekend in April, 1961, Nashville, TN. Me and a fellow soldier in the 101st Airborne at Ft. Campbell, KY, were down in Nashville spending our tax refund checks…a windfall back then. We were 18. (This article has been updated as of January 2017.)
Vice-President Lyndon Johnson was in town to throw out the first pitch at Sulphur Dell Park. Those guys knew how to throw a party.