Wiggins Man Speaks of Being J.F.K.'s Driver

Reported by: Jennifer Tubwell
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Updated: 5/29 8:35 pm
Thursday, May 29th is the birthday of what many people believe was one of the greatest presidents in American history. John F. Kennedy would have turned 97 years old Thursday. He was born May 29th, 1917. Dan Pipkins lives in Wiggins. He was a driver for the 35th President of the United States. He remembers the President as very down to earth and a pleasure to work for.

Pipkins says, “The first time I ever saw him, I didn't think it was really him because you see him on TV. I think the way he handled crisis is a great gift he had. I think he was a great world leader.” Pipkins says there was much more to talk about, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, but like other White House employees, he could not discuss anything he heard.


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