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Presidential assassination attempts

Exterior of Blair House Showing the Steps of the Assassination Attempt on President Truman

Entrance to Blair House where Oscar Collazo fell wounded at the foot of the steps (1); (2) shrubbery where Griselio Torresola was killed; (3) and (4) sentry boxes from which fire was exchanged with attackers; (5) spot where a White House policeman fell fatally wounded. This photos shows the steps of the attempted assassination of President Harry S. Truman. Donor: New York Herald Tribune.

Leslie Coffelt Funeral

President Harry S. Truman (center group, front) and First Lady Bess W. Truman (center group, center) at Arlington National Cemetery, attending funeral services for Private Leslie Coffelt of the White House Police, who was killed while protecting President Truman from an assassination attempt on November 1. Walking behind President and Mrs. Truman are (left to right) General Robert Landry, General Harry Vaughan, and General Wallace Graham. All others are unidentified.

Leslie Coffelt Funeral Services

President Harry S. Truman (center, right) and First Lady Bess W. Truman (center, left) attend the funeral services for Private Leslie Coffelt at Arlington National Cemetery. Coffelt was killed while protecting President Harry S. Truman from an assassination attempt at Blair House on November 1, 1950. All others unidentified.

Leslie Coffelt Funeral Services

Cabinet members and others attend the funeral services for Private Leslie Coffelt at Arlington National Cemetery. Coffelt was killed while protecting President Harry S. Truman from an assassination attempt at Blair House on November 1, 1950. Pictured: Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder (third from left); Mrs. Ann Chapman (sixth from left); and Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman (seventh from left). All others unidentified.

Leslie Coffelt Funeral Services

Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of Private Leslie Coffelt during funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery. Coffelt was killed while protecting President Harry S. Truman from an assassination attempt at Blair House on November 1, 1950. Pictured: Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman (far right of coffin); Mrs. Ann Chapman (second from right of coffin). All others unidentified.