CHARLESTOWN, IN (WAVE) - One of John F. Kennedy's secret service agents breaks his silence, revealing secret details during John F. Kennedy's presidency.
Former Secret Service Agent Jerry Blaine spent the day in Charlestown, Indiana talking to students Charlestown High School.
Blaine said the secret service had a single mission: a mission to protect the president.
"If we didn't speak up about the assassination from the perspective of the people that were on the spot, we were afraid the conspiracy community was going to kidnap history," Blaine explained. He disclosed several details in his book titled The Kennedy Detail.
He was not in Dallas the day Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was shot and killed by a sniper rifle along a parade route in 1963.
Blaine however did reveal a close encounter he had with the 36th President Lyndon B. Johnson, "I just about shot him. Johnson got restless in the middle of the night and he came around the wrong direction. When I heard the noise, I picked up a Thompson seven machine gun and activated it."
November 2013 will mark 50 years since President Kennedy's death.
Lee Harvey Oswald was charged for Kennedy's death, but he was killed just two days after the assassination.