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On Bobby Kennedy's assassination the man who captured the gunman was Rosie Grier, an American Football sensation (Super Bowl Champion, 2 time pro-bowler, member of the Ram’s “Fearsome Foursome” 5 time All Pro defensive tackle) who was the bodyguard for Kennedy’s wife. With Rafer Johnson, Olympic gold medal decathlete, Grier heard the shots and tackled Sirhan Sirhan. Grier jammed his finger behind the trigger of the gun and broke Sirhan’s arm and fought off those who were ready to rip Sirhan.
Jackie spotted the sunburst pin in an antique shop in London and instantly fell in love with it. When informed that the brooch cost over $50,000, she knew she had to find a solution. She returned to the USA and went about quietly selling the diamond pins given to her as a wedding gift by Rose and Joe Kennedy. Realizing how delicate a situation she was in, Jackie had costume copies made of these pins and wore the copies the rest of her life so as not to offend anyone.