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John F Kennedy and Lord Mountbatten's Co Tyrone bodyguard recalls shock at assassinations

Retired Garda sergeant Mick McElkenny (86) from the Washing Bay in County Tyrone, who trained as a sniper in the Irish Army and was a member of the Garda before he was selected to protect high profile visitors to Ireland 
Catherine Wylie, Press Association
A bodyguard to US President John F Kennedy and Lord Mountbatten has recalled the shock and sadness he felt when he heard about their assassinations. Mick McElkenny (86) from the Washing Bay ne[...]

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