"The phone call that changed the course of Bill Carter’s life wasn’t even to him. It was Nov. 22, 1963, and Carter was 27, a Secret Service agent enjoying lunch with fellow agents and their boss, James Rowley, at O’Donnell’s Seafood, about a block from the White House. The men were celebrating the completion of an advanced training course at the old Navy base when a waiter approached the table and said, “Chief Rowley, you’ve got a phone call.” Rowley excused himself and headed for the large black rotary phone at the bar. When he returned, the veteran couldn’t mask the shock on his face. The president had been shot."
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