The Presidential Detail


Rich Tinneny recently located photographs at the Kennedy Library that were taken when, as a young air force policeman, he was a member of President John F. Kennedy’s guard at Otis Air Force Base near Hyannis Port, Massachusetts on May 11, 1963.  Over the years he had contacted the library and other sources to see if photos were available since many were taken but had no luck.  He recently learned that acquisitions over the years included some of the sought after photos.  The occasion at which this photo was taken was the arrival of Prime Minister Lester Pearson of Canada at Otis AFB. The President and Prime Minister then went to the Kennedy compound for the weekend. Rich is the great grandson of Yankee Pat Tinneny of Goladuff, Ireland, Greenock, Scotland & Philadelphia.




JFK & PM Pearson (Rich in white hat off right shoulder of the Prime Minister).  Courtesy of The Kennedy Presidential Library.



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