Caught in the Line of Fire

Three victims who served the President well

Because all of them in their chosen fields had proved themselves among the best at what they do, they had earned the right to be with the President as he left the Washington Hilton Hotel last week. James Brady, 40, through an admixture of diligence, drive and affability, had parlayed 19 years of handling public relations work—including stints with the Defense Department, Senator William Roth and Candidate John Connally—into the plum of his profession, presidential press secretary. Timothy McCarthy, 31,...

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