I counted a dozen Marine sentry post on the property.  Some stationed far in the woods on the edge of the property.  This was the nicer enclosed post the others were open air.

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MaxFarrar on February 27, 2013

I saw these shelters when I was at the Little White House a few years ago. I was glad to know that protecting the life of the man who saved the capitalist system in the 1930's and went on to save democracy in the 1940's was a high priority. There had already been an assasination attempt in 1933 when Mayor Cermak was killed. I was told a funny story by one of the Little White House Rangerettes -- see below.

MaxFarrar on February 27, 2013

The rangerette told me that they get all kinds of FDR fanatics visiting the Little White House: A few years ago a visitor showed up and went straight into the president's bathroom, coming out exclaiming loudly that the evidence had all been covered up. The rangers asked him what he meant. He said that the bullet holes had all been repaired or plastered over. He said during the War there had been another assasination attempt when a Japanese spy had slipped past all the guard posts and snuck into the president's bathroom, shooting the president while he was sitting on the toilet, before being wrestled to the floor and arrested. The ranger staff don't know where the guy got this story.

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