Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn is the co-author and publisher of her father’s memoir, Twenty Years in the Secret Service.The youngest daughter of Rufus W. Youngblood, Rebecca is a physician and author. While researching her parents’ lives to write their story, Rebecca re-discovered the veritable treasure-trove of mementos from her father's 20-year tenure as a high-profile Secret Service Agent which inspired her to publish a new edition of his memoir, 20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents.
U.S. Secret Service Agent Rufus W. Youngblood was in charge of the vice presidential detail on that tragic day in Dallas when Kennedy was assassinated. Immediately upon hearing shots being fired, Youngblood pushed Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson to the floor of their limousine and shielded the vice president’s body with his own. This candid memoir includes Youngblood’s first-hand account of the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath, as well as highlights from his career during which he protected Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Rebecca has added an expansive, comprehensive photo gallery to the book and will show some of these images as she shares her father’s frontline point-of-view during some of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history.
G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Dr. Vaughn’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?