August 27th, 2013
09:56 AM ET
8 years ago

Ford describes glimpsing gun before assassination attempt

(CNN) – A bright red dress. A weathered face. And a gun, almost as large as the shooter's hand.

Those were the images seared into President Gerald Ford's memory as he recalled the September day in 1975 when Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, pointed a gun at him near the California capitol in Sacramento.

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