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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Kennedy Detail's John "Jack" D. Ready

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a member of The Kennedy Detail.

Retired ASAIC John David Ready “Jack” passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held this Friday, February 28th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 6160 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, telephone: 301-567-9424301-567-9424.

Mass of Christian Burial and Internment will be offered on Saturday, March 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Main Church), 13401 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735, telephone: 301-292-0527301-292-0527.

The family will hold a reception immediately following the service at the Tantallon Country Club, 300 St. Andrews Drive, Fort Washington, MD 20744.

Jack entered on duty with the U. S. Secret Service at the Richmond, VA Field Office on October 31, 1960.  He was reassigned to the White House Detail on May 7, 1961 where he served in a variety of positions until transfer to the Vice Presidential Protective Division on January 21, 1969.  After promotion to ATSAIC on the VPPD, he was reassigned to the Protective Support Division where helped plan and execute the classified trips of Dr. Henry Kissinger to the People’s Republic of China resulting in the establishment of relations with the United States in 1972.  Jack was later reassigned to Liaison Division as the ASAIC in 1975, the Nixon Protective Division in 1977, the Office of Protective Operations in 1979 and Forgery Division in 1980 where he retired on October 31, 1981.

Prior to his career in the Secret Service, Jack served in the U. S. Navy at the end of World War II and also saw service on board the USS Macon during the Korean War.  He was employed by the U. S. Post Office while completing his Bachelor Degree.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Paula last April 2013 and is survived by his daughter, Jane Louise Ready.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foundation of the Association of Former Agents of the U.S. Secret Service Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to: Foundation of AFAUSSS – Scholarship Fund and mail to: 525 SW 5th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

John "Jack" Ready, left, in Fort Worth, Texas

SSA Ready left of JFK
President John F. Kennedy reaches out to the crowd gathered at the Hotel Texas Parking Lot Rally in Fort Worth,Texas, in this handout image taken on November 22, 1963.

SSA Ready at JFK's back

SSA John "Jack" D. Ready, lower left

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