Vince Palamara- author of "Survivor's Guilt" and "JFK: From Parkland to Bethesda"

Vince Palamara- author of "Survivor's Guilt" and "JFK: From Parkland to Bethesda"
Vince Palamara- author of "Survivor's Guilt" and "JFK: From Parkland to Bethesda"

Vince Palamara: author of two books

Vince Palamara: author of two books
Vince Palamara- author of two books

THE KENNEDY DETAIL-BEWARE:

“The Kennedy Detail” repeats constantly an alleged Kennedy quote about "Ivy League charlatans" that the author tries to convince (brainwash?) the reader into taking what was simply an off-hand quote/joke by JFK and turn it into a proclamation of strict procedure protocol-an astute comment from a reader



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President Kennedy's Secret Service White House Detail +

President Kennedy's Secret Service White House Detail +
President Kennedy's Secret Service White House Detail + various other important/ temp/ PRS agents, as compiled from the massive collection of the leading authority on the Secret Service, especially during the JFK era: Vince Palamara

Secret Service JFK

Secret Service JFK
Various JFK era agents

Secret Service JFK

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Chandler, Zboril...and the truth

http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Kennedys-Aggie-Agent-on-the-Man-He-Served-and-Protected-232279651.html

FORMER JFK AGENT TOBY CHANDLER: "The president's car that day lacked a top, and in Agent Jerry Blaine's book, "The Kennedy Detail," he describes Kennedy's relayed order that the agents weren't to ride on the vehicle's side, that this president wanted to be seen by his public, especially in a critical time in his political career.
"There was no question in my mind or in any of my contemporaries that the president didn't want the top, and he didn't want the guys standing on the bumper," Chandler said." [bull]
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FORMER JFK AGENT CHUCK ZBORIL:




 
 
 [bull]
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THE REAL STORY:
 
-JFK could be seen by the people just fine, just as FDR, Truman, Ike, and other presidents could with the agents on the rear of the limo. The agents did not block the public from seeing the president- this is a myth, pure and simple:
-Only those seeking to cover up would still cling to the false notion that JFK ordered the agents off his limo- he did not. This is another myth, pure and simple- a mere sampling of the landslide of truth:
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Why would Zboril say "if only I was there?" I thought JFK banned you from the limo---what could you do? See the conflict??
Hmmmm- turns out, Don Lawton ALSO remarked "if only I was there":
 
-  researcher in Florida wrote me:Vince, I watched JFK in Tampa 50th Anniversary on PBS in Tampa last night. Guess who 2 of the main narrators were? Agents Blaine and Zboril spreading their usual bullshit about how JFK ordered them off the back of the car in Tampa because he wanted to be seen and how shocked they were. And yet every film, both private and professional in this documentary showed the agents riding on the back of the limo or running alongside. I guess we should believe them and not our lying eyes! It went into great detail about how there was an officer on every building and officers and agents in the streets to control the crowds. One film that really stuck out was a clip that showed 4 agents on the sides of the Queen Mary, 2 on the back of the limo and 2 running on the sides. Then you get Blaine smirking about what fun that trip was not knowing what lay ahead later that week.”

Chuck Zboril and Gerald Blaine in three parts

Chuck Zboril and Gerald Blaine in three parts
Part One- weak memories:
TURN TO PAGE 121 OF MY OWN BOOK "SURVIVOR'S GUILT":
"Blaine even erroneously thought [SAIC Gerald] Behn was on the Florida trip, a testament to the frequency of his [Behn's] trips with the president." [author's interview with Blaine 2/7/04]
TURN TO PAGE 294 OF MY OWN BOOK "SURVIVOR'S GUILT":
"Zboril was sure that Kellerman, who wasn't even on the Florida trip, was present in Tampa: "I thought it was Roy Kellerman, not Boring, in the car on the Tampa trip...that's my recollection." [author's interview with Chuck Zboril 11/15/95]
Beyond just the general credibility gap issues, by this specific "recollection" of a supervisory agent OTHER THAN FLOYD M. BORING having been on the Florida trip and having rode in the presidential limousine, these two fine gentlemen have, independent of one another, totally impeached ole Blaine's book "The Kennedy Detail" even further: how can Blaine write so authoritatively that he heard BORING over the radio relaying JFK's alleged instruction to remove Zboril and Lawton from the rear of the limousine WHEN HE CAN'T EVEN GET THE NAME OF THE ACTUAL AGENT IN CHARGE OF THE TRIP AND RIDING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE CORRECT?
Likewise, how in the world can Zboril vouch for Blaine and his book when he, perhaps in an even worse case of "faulty memory", ALSO CANNOT GET THE NAME OF THE ACTUAL AGENT IN CHARGE OF THE TRIP AND RIDING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE CORRECT...AND BORING WAS THE AGENT WHO ALLEGEDLY RELAYED THIS ORDER/ KIND ANECDOTE/ PRESIDENTIAL WISH (TAKE YOUR PICK) *TO* ZBORIL!


Postscript: it is a total non-issue about Boring telling the agents to not ride on the rear of the limousine right before the Texas trip. I BELIEVE this indeed happened (page 43 of my book) and I also have no doubt that, had I spoke to many of Blaine's colleagues circa late 1963-1965 (or perhaps even later), those gentlemen would have "rained on my parade" in droves and told me the fib that JFK ordered the agents off his limo (bottom of page 52 of my book). The point is the credibility of this action by Boring, NOT that Boring performed this action of telling the agents not to ride there (albeit disobeyed by Agent Clint Hill- 4 times- on Main Street in Dallas!). It was only with the advent of time, the release of films, photos, records, the ARRB, the internet, etc., as well as contacting WHITE HOUSE AIDES/ NON-SECRET SERVICE AGENTS like Dave Powers with no horse in the race (no reason to lie and cover-up) that the truth came out. Take your pick: were the agents lying in 1963-1965 or were they lying to myself? Does lying=credibility? Does lying destroy one's belief in someone's integrity? You be the judge. My verdict is my book. [please see chapter one of my book for much more]
To blame JFK for his own death is a vulgar, shameful, and cowardly thing to do...repeat that once again, former agents: vulgar, shameful, and cowardly. Thank God I spoke to Gerald Behn on 9/27/92 (6+ months before his death) and, on several occasions between 1993-1997, Floyd Boring, among many others (Win Lawson and Art Godfrey, to name a few more). Otherwise, there would be no reason for Blaine's 2010 book and the public would just believe the lies from late 1963-1965 instead.
Vince Palamara
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7/28/15
PART TWO: Chuck Zboril- debunked by both the Warren Report and Win Lawson!
Chuck Zboril recently stated on Amazon that Agent David Grant was NOT an advance agent on JFK’s trip to Florida. THE WARREN REPORT even states that Agent David Grant was indeed an advance man on JFK’s trip to Tampa (WR page 445). Zboril thought ASAIC Kellerman, not ASAIC Boring, was on the Florida trip (Palamara, page 294) . Gerald Blaine thought SAIC Gerald Behn, not ASAIC Floyd Boring, was on the Florida trip (Palamara, page 121)….it was ASAIC Floyd Boring alone (note: agent Meredith also thought Kellerman was on the Tampa trip- Palamara, page 32).
Oops.

ALSO: page 268 of my book- Dallas lead advance agent Winston Lawson wrote me and stated that David Grant "had been on advance in Florida"

Oops.

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postscript:
DAVID GRANT IS NOT MENTIONED IN ANY OF THE FINAL SURVEY REPORTS FROM THE FLORIDA TRIP, YET HE UNQUESTIONABLY WAS ON THE TRIP, as verified by ATSAIC Godfrey's 11/17/63 shift report and Grant's own 11/15/63 and 11/16/63 shift reports, all regarding Palm Beach, as well as ATSAIC Roberts 11/15/63 shift report [see also 18 H 789- Grant writes that he came from Palm Beach 11/18/63 to Dallas to assist Lawson]:

-RIF#154-10002-10420:
Palm Beach, FL trip 11/18/63
WHD/ PRS on trip: Johnsen (advance agent), Boring, Greer, Rybka, Norton
(PRS), Wunderlich (PRS), Roberts, Stout, Godfrey, O Leary;
Miami office agents: Marshall, Howell "same route as described in ASAIC Boring's
survey report dated March 26, 1963"
fire alarm system: installed by SA s Norton and Wunderlich of PRS;
Two days prior to the arrival of the President, SA s Norton and
Wunderlich [of PRS] made a prelimimary sweep of the residence. On the
day of the president s arrival, these agents made a final sweep of the
residence after which they secured the residence";
PRS agents Norton and Wunderlich "sanitized and secured the Kennedy
residence "[along with Bennett, that makes THREE PRS agents on the
Florida trip!] Salinger with Kilduff

-RIF#154-10002-10421:
Cape Canaveral, FL 11/18/63
Final Survey Report dated 1/20/64 (!)
WHD agents on trip: Stout (advance agent), Sulliman, Berger, Kollar,
Jones, Boring, Greer, Morey, Rybka, Roberts, Lawton, Zboril, Bennett
(PRS)
Jacksonville office agents: McDavid, Walter
8 agents from the Office of Special Investigations (OSI)
PRS: SA Dick Flohr found no threats
Salinger, close press/ photographers

-RIF#154-10002-10423:
Tampa, FL 11/18/63
WHD agents on trip: Blaine (advance agent), Yeager, Boring, Greer,
Rybka, Kinney, Stout, Roberts, Sulliman, Ready, Berger, Zboril, Morey,
Lawton, Kollar, Jones, McIntyre
Tampa office: Peppers
1964 White Lincoln Continental used for McDill Air Force Base
SS-100-X (JFK s limo) and SS-678-X (1956 Queen Mary Cadillac follow-up
car) used for downtown/ suburban motorcade
Salinger, underpasses controlled by police and military units, Sheriff s
office secured the roofs of major buildings in the downtown and suburban
areas, agents on limo,
Salinger with Kilduff, close press/ photographers (inc. Stoughton in
follow-up car),
McHugh in between SS agents in front seat of limo
it is noted that the follw-up car will carry a considerable burden on
this trip ;
SA Cecil Taylor of PRS: 2 subjects found

-RIF#154-10002-10422:
Miami, FL 11/18/63
Inter-American Press Association
WHD agents on trip: DeFreese (advance agent), Boring, Greer, Coughlin,
Blaine, McIntyre, Bennett (PRS), Kollar, Roberts, Lawton, Jones, Zboril,
Rybka, Sulliman, Berger, Morey, O Leary;
Miami office agents: Marshall, Aragon, Bailey, Curry, Jamison, Howell
CIA s Ted Shackley and William Finch helped Secret Service on this trip
PRS: six pages worth! Subjects inc. Orlando Bosch, Pedro Diaz
Lanz,Enrique Llaca, Jr., Rohinski, and Derber;
lead car inc. Dr. Burkley (!); Salinger with Kilduff


PART  THREE:
SS men Blaine and Zboril tell tall tales once again
A researcher in Florida wrote me:Vince, I watched JFK in Tampa 50th Anniversary on PBS in Tampa last night. Guess who 2 of the main narrators were? Agents Blaine and Zboril spreading their usual bullshit about how JFK ordered them off the back of the car in Tampa because he wanted to be seen and how shocked they were. And yet every film, both private and professional in this documentary showed the agents riding on the back of the limo or running alongside. I guess we should believe them and not our lying eyes! It went into great detail about how there was an officer on every building and officers and agents in the streets to control the crowds. One film that really stuck out was a clip that showed 4 agents on the sides of the Queen Mary, 2 on the back of the limo and 2 running on the sides. Then you get Blaine smirking about what fun that trip was not knowing what lay ahead later that week.”
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Despicable on their part. I would love to see that. Zboril and Lawton rode on the back of the limo most of the route, the longest domestic motorcade JFK ever had, except near the very end when the parade was done and they were going very fast…and multi story buildings were watched
An agent of the SS, Herr Blaine [and see my other blogs re: Chuck Zboril and how I totally debunk what he attempted to claim was the truth…he couldn’t even get the name of his boss right-same with Blaine- and even the Warren Report itself lists agent David Grant as being part of the advance team in Tampa, in addition to Yeager and Blaine]:
SS man Blaine blames JFK for his own death- “you cannot protect the president from his own ego”; “none of the agents understood why he was so reckless”
Kennedy the Egotist
Blaine’s book makes numerous references to JFK being a great person to work and be around. But it seems Blaine includes such anecdotes to balance out his claims about JFK being reckless. Blaine takes direct aim at JFK in a way that contradicts most other accounts of his personality:
All that was left was a sense of futility. You could do only so much. But the one thing you couldn’t do was protect the president from his own ego.

[The Kennedy Detail, page 332]
Blaine compares JFK to his predecessor, Eisenhower, whom Blaine appears to have seen as a president with fewer personal faults:
President Eisenhower did not have a narcissistic bone in his body. He was a career military man and grew up with armed men around him. When he achieved commanding rank he had protection. …. He did not necessarily like crowds and did not feel that he had to run over and shake every person’s hand. He rode in a closed-top car and did not like parade-type motorcades. … with the agents, but he had confidence in his agent’s ability and he understood unnecessary exposure.
[The Kennedy Detail, page 398]
Is it just me or did I read that last paragraph as a not-so-subtle suggestion that JFK was narcissistic, felt a need to shake everyone’s hand, was “warm and fuzzy”, but in an un-presidential way, and did not have confidence in the Secret Service’s ability and no understanding of unnecessary risk?
 
THE REAL STORY ON THE KENNEDY DETAIL, THE WORST OUTFIT IN THE HISTORY OF THE SECRET SERVICE (sorry, boys, but that will forever be your claim to infamy. But don’t worry- Hill and Blaine aren’t; neither is ole Zboril- they are all smiles in their public appearances, collecting a ton of money [Hill and Blaine] while JFK died at 46…51 years later, they are still kicking. Hill has ANOTHER book coming out- $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$)
 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My comment/post to Mary Moorman herself about her photo today

"Mary Ann, with rare exception, I hate photo interpretation- it all seems subjective, wishful thinking, unprovable and like a Rohrschach test...but NOT this image. That is a man's fedora hat (Ruby's??) at the fence line in YOUR photo!! This is "old" news to some, but still powerful"

"Officially, no one was there and there were reports of men carrying Secret Service badges and identifying themselves as such (again, officially, no agents were posted there)"
 
 
MAN BEHIND FENCE:
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Dave Weigman Film Frames show gunsmoke in the trees


Dave Wiegman Jr. was a cameraman in one of the follow up cars in the presidential limousine. After the assassination we can see him, in his video, jumping from his car and running towards the knoll, presumably in search of a shooter.

We can then see him run back and film the Newman family situated on the knoll - both of them on the ground fearing more shots.

I started rethinking the 36 second Wiegman film, after I had a Facebook conversation with Vince Palamara. I had always believed that what people thought was smoke in the trees, was just one of the trees down near the overpass that was turning color to bright orange due to the time of year. As Zapruder films down toward the overpass you can see this tree.

But, I was very surprised when I started reviewing this film that it's very plain to see that it's is NOT the tree. It is definitely gun smoke and it lines up with what Robert Grodan said some years ago when he released 1 frame showing the smoke. When I start looking at each of Dave Weigmans frames it was pretty plain to see that the gun smoke did linger in the treeline like many witnesses said.

Dave Weigmans film might just be one of the most underrated films of the assassination, because in those first seconds after the shooting he actually captures the lingering gun-smoke thus proving without any shadow of a doubt that there were men behind the fence as witnesses testified to.

I have attached first an image of Dave Weigman in the plaza filming. Then I have attached various frames from his film. I color filled these frames and adjusted the contrast and light levels so that you can plainly see the gun smoke wafting across the treeline and floating in front of the overpass.

Last, I attached some witness statements who said that they saw this gun smoke. When you line up all of this evidence with the frames I have been posting from the Nix film along with frame 367 of the Zapruder film, its very convincing.










Dave Weigman Film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J02-vag3V0E

Mark Lane interviews James L. Simmons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS6FqWrwlTw
At 1:09 in this interview James said he saw a puff of smoke that came underneugh the trees

Mark Lane interviews Sam Holland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfRivH8G9tY
At 1:13 in this interview Sam Holland said he saw a puff of smoke still lingering underneath the trees.

Mark Lane interviews Richard Dodd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YODZyI2qRMw
At about 32 seconds he says the smoke came from behind the Hedge.
 
 
 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ken Giannoules, Sixth Floor Museum oral history video, May 9, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuNa-C8WCCM


Published on Jul 4, 2015
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza presented an interview with Kenneth Giannoules, a longtime U.S. Secret Service agent who served on the White House Detail for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. He worked the midnight shift at the Hotel Texas during President Kennedy's visit to Fort worth on November 22, 1963. Moderator was Museum Associate Curator Stephen Fagin.

This presentation took place at the Museum on May 9, 2015 as part of the 2015 Living History Series

Friday, July 24, 2015

Blaine debunked AGAIN

Blaine debunked AGAIN

Yes - 87 year old Dallas detective Elmer Boyd joins the chorus: It was the Secret Service who made the primary decisions about the president's security:

http://wdtn.com/2015/07/24/dallas-detective-reflects-back-on-jfk-assassination-oswald-ruby/

"Boyd was engaged in the security preparations leading up to the president’s visit, but as it would be today, the Secret Service made the key decisions. So, he couldn’t shed any light on why the president’s limousine was not protected during the motorcade with a specially made plastic bubble top. It would later be reported that the enclosure was not bullet proof, but the decision not to use it would fuel a few conspiracy theories.
Boyd pointed out that a Dallas newspaper ran an extensive article on the morning before the assassination about how the social issues of the era provoked some Texas tension for the president. But Boyd said those concerns were not reflected in the Secret Service briefings in the days and hours before the shots were fired at Kennedy around 12:30 in the afternoon on November 22, 1963."

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

JFK Assassination Documentary ‘Parkland Doctors’

JFK Assassination Documentary ‘Parkland Doctors’


https://www.yahoo.com/movies/s/jfk-assassination-documentary-parkland-doctors-seeks-crowdfunding-232900303.html?soc_src=unv-sh&soc_trk=fb


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZrNXctJDTM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPt_l2BaUQk

Pioneering Black Secret Service JFK Guard Warns Of Current Lessons

Excellent new article about former Secret Service agent Abraham Bolden I am mentioned in several times (including showing the cover of my first book) [my last name is misspelled most of the time but I am told that will be corrected soon] :

Pioneering Black Secret Service JFK Guard Warns Of Current Lessons


http://www.justice-integrity.org/faq/865-pioneering-black-secret-service-jfk-guard-warns-of-current-lessons