Oliver Sipple

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Birthday
20, 1941
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Feb 2, 1989 (47)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1941
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Feb 2, 1989 (47)

About

Became a national hero after saving Gerald Ford from assassination.

Before Fame

He was a decorated Marine and a Vietnam War veteran, strolling by San Francisco's Union Square, where Gerald Ford was attending a meeting of the World Economic Council.

Trivia

The instant he saw a flash of metal in a crowd of onlookers, he realized the woman near him had a gun, and he grabbed her hand.

Family Life

He was one of eight children born in Detroit, Michigan to a devout Baptist family, his father being a pipe fitter.

Associated With

He was a close friend of future celebrated San Francisco mayor Harvey Milk.

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