We are saddened at the death of former colleague, and Kennedy Detail agent, David Grant, on Dec. 28, after a long illness.
David Grant was born in Chicago, Illinois, a Korean War Veteran and graduate of Iowa Wesleyan University. In 1957, the Secret Service commissioned Special Agent Grant to work the Chicago and Denver field offices, as well as the Children’s Detail for President Eisenhower.
Special Agent Grant joined the Kennedy Detail shortly after the election. SA Grant assisted SA Win Lawson with the Dallas advance and was stationed at the Trade Mart at the time of the assassination. During his career, SA Grant served Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Vice Presidents, Rockefeller, and Mondale.
In 1980, David Grant retired from the Secret Service as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Vice Presidential Division.
In June 1963 John F Kennedy visited the Sussex village of Forest Row for a political summit at the height of the Cold War and held talks with Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. It was Kennedy’s final visit to Britain. Secret Service agent David Grant was responsible for arranging security for the Sussex Summit.