The Tragedy of Oliver Sipple: The Man Who Saved President Ford

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| by Sydney Fairman |

1975年,奥利弗·惠灵顿“比利” Sipple是一名33岁的越战老兵居住在旧金山。在9月22日,同年,Sipple是一个在3000人的人群已经旧金山圣弗朗西斯酒店外聚集看到总统杰拉尔德·R·福特。站在旁边Sipple是萨拉·简·穆尔。

Within minutes, Moore had fired two shots from a revolver; the first narrowly missed the President. The second ricocheted and hit a cab driver, who survived, after Sipple dove towards Moore and grabbed her arm. Sipple was immediately hailed as a hero; the All-American, ex-marine who saved the President’s life. However, the narrative surrounding Sipple shifted within days, when he was publicly outed as homosexual.

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On Sept. 4, WDET rebroadcasted an hour-long RadioLab episode on Sipple.这一事件,去年九月最初首演,进入深度约Sipple’s halting of the assassination attempt on President Ford, his outing by gay rights icon Harvey Milk and the news media, hissubsequent suing of news outlets and columnist Herb Caen和最终的诉讼解雇以及the ethics surrounding his outing,尽管他鲜明的反对。在奥利弗·西普尔和他的影响的进一步信息可以在大风的发现金宝搏彩票档案of Sexuality and Gender.

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Meet the Author

Sydney Fairman is the Marketing Associate at Gale. She recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Integrative Public Relations and Journalism. When she is not working, she enjoys watching documentaries, hanging out with friends and walking her beloved Golden Retriever, Henry.