William Robert Greer was born in Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Ireland back in 1909. He emigrated to the United States in 1929, where he found work as a chauffeur to several families in the Boston and New York area. Enlisting in the United States Navy during WWII, he was assigned to the presidential yacht, being discharged in 1944.
He joined the United States Secret Service in 1945. He worked his way up through the ranks where he was assigned to chauffeur several Presidents. He retired from the Secret Service in 1966, due to a stomach ulcer, moving to Waynesville, North Carolina, he died in 1985, he was 75.
While you may not know his name is will forever be written into the history books, for he was chauffeuring then President John, F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine as it made its way through Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963, when Kennedy was assassinated.
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