05/04/2012 12:36 pm ET Updated Jul 04, 2012

Secret Service Hero Dubs Prostitution Scandal 'Incredibly Stupid'

Thirty-one years ago, people around the world watched as the U.S. Secret Service fulfilled its most important duty.

As a 31-year-old special agent, Tim McCarthy took a bullet in the belly in March 1981 when John Hinckley shot at President Ronald Reagan outside a Washington, D.C., hotel. Today, people are talking about the Secret Service again, but not for acts of valor.

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