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Saturday, March 19, 2011

(Texas Trip) Secret Service Agent Rosters & Duties

(Texas Trip) Secret Service Agent Rosters & Duties

I. San Antonio, TX, 11/21/63:
(San Antonio International Airport, Aerospace Medical Center, Kelly AFB)
[Sources-RIF#154-10002-10424: Survey report; 1541000110104; 1541000110058;1541000110184;1541000110033;17H618; "Kennedy In Texas" video; "Four Days In November" video]

1) Dennis R. Halterman (WHD): Advance agent (arrived in San Antonio 11/12/63)
2) J. Walter Coughlin (WHD): assisted in the advance (later, as part of the 4p.m.-12 mid shift at the Kennedy residence in Middleburg VA)
3) ASAIC of WHD (#3) Roy H. Kellerman: rode in SS-100-X [limousine] (front passenger seat)
4) William R. Greer (WHD/ Garage Detail): driver of SS-100-X
5) Henry J. Rybka (WHD/ Garage Detail): driver of SS-697-X FROM Aerospace Medical Center (AMC)[follow-up car]
6) ATSAIC of WHD Stewart G. "Stu" Stout: Entrance to Headquarters Bldg., AMC
7) Samuel E. Sulliman (WHD): Entrance to speaker's stand, AMC
8) Richard E. Johnsen (WHD): Speaker's platform, AMC
9) Ernest E. Olsson, Jr. (WHD): same as above
10) Andrew E. Berger (WHD): same as above
11) ATSAIC of WHD Emory P. Roberts: commander of follow-up car (front passenger seat)
12) John D. "Jack" Ready (WHD): follow-up car
13) Donald J. Lawton (WHD): follow-up car
14) William "Tim" McIntyre (WHD): follow-up car
15) Glenn A. Bennett (PRS): follow-up car
16) SAIC of San Antonio office Luis Benavides: assisted in the advance
17) Richard S. McCully (San Antonio office): Supervision of Aerospace Medical Center (AMC)
18) John J. "Muggsy" O'Leary (WHD/ Luggage-Effects [see also 25 H 788])
19) Clinton J. Hill (WHD/ First Lady Detail)
20) Samuel A. Kinney (WHD/ Garage Detail): driver of SS-697-X TO AMC [Rybka: passenger]
21) Paul E. Landis, Jr. (WHD/ First Lady Detail)
22) George W. Hickey, Jr (WHD/ Garage Detail): follow-up car [passenger]
23) ASAIC (#2) of V.P./ LBJ Detail Rufus W. Youngblood (came from LBJ Ranch w/ Johns and Taylor)
24) ATSAIC OF V.P./ LBJ Detail Thomas "Lem" Johns
25) Warren "Woody" Taylor (Lady Bird Johnson Detail)


FORTY members of the military police from Ft. Sam Houston, Texas: traffic control, motorcade route security, and intersection control; police helicopter utilized along route; many flanking motorcycles;
PRS subjects: 0

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II. Houston, TX, 11/21/63:

(Houston International Airport, Rice Hotel, Coliseum/ Congressman Albert Thomas Dinner)

[Sources: RIF#1541000110104; 1541000110064; 1541000110042; 1541000110044 (Daily Shift report, V.P. Detail, 11/21/63); 1541000110031; 180-10083-10419;180-10078-10493; 16 H 950-951; 17 H 618; author's 10/9/92 interview with DNC advance man Marty Underwood; DNC Advance man Jerry Bruno's notes, JFK
Library]
26) Ronald M. Pontius (WHD): Advance agent (arrived in Houston 11/12/63); rode in lead car in motorcade
27) Lubert F. "Bert" de Freese (WHD): assisted in the advance (arrived in Houston 11/18/63 from JFK's Florida trip); departed at 7:00 p.m. on 11/21/63 to go back to Washington, D.C.
28) DNC Advance Man Martin E. "Marty" Underwood (also the DNC advance man for Austin: see below)
29) James R. “Jim” Goodenough (V.P. LBJ Detail): Advance agent, LBJ Detail; rode in V.P. follow-up car in motorcade; went to the LBJ Ranch afterward
30) SAIC of Houston office Lane Bertram: rode in lead car in motorcade
Ready: rode in pilot car in motorcade
Berger: rode in pilot car in motorcade
Kellerman: limo
Greer: driver of limo
Rybka: driver of follow-up car
Stout: follow-up car
Sulliman: follow-up car
Johnsen: follow-up car
Olsson: follow-up car
Hill: follow-up car
O'Leary: rode in station wagon in motorcade (near the rear)
Youngblood: rode in LBJ's car
Johns: rode in V.P. follow-up car
Taylor
[Note: Kinney was not in Houston, as he proceeded to Dallas on 11/21/63 after JFK's departure from San Antonio, presumably with Hickey, who also does not appear to have been in Houston, either. In addition, Roberts, Lawton, McIntyre, and Bennett are unaccounted for, although they may have had duties ahead at the Coliseum]
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III. Fort Worth, TX, evening of 11/21/63, morning of 11/22/63:

(Carswell Air Force Base, Hotel Texas)

[Sources-RIF#1541000110104; 1541000110104; 1541000110043; 2 H 133; 18 H 674-675, 678, 679, 686, 697, 730, 761; captioned photo of Duncan in "Fort Worth Press", 11/22/63; 16 H 950-951; 17 H 618; 18 H 678-679, 681-682; 25 H 787-788; “The Death of a President,” pages 88 and 116]
31) William L. Duncan (WHD): Advance agent (arrived in Fort Worth 11/12/63); still in Fort Worth as of 11/22/63 and after the assassination [25 H 787]
32) Ned Hall II (WHD): assisted in the advance (also arrived in Fort Worth 11/12/63)
33) James F. "Mike" Howard (Dallas office): assisted in the advance; in Fort Worth until 4:00 a.m. 11/22/63 [18 H 675]
34) Jerry D. Kivett (V.P. LBJ Detail): Advance agent, LBJ Detail
(Arrived in Fort Worth on 11/19/63)
35) William H. Patterson (Dallas office): in Fort Worth on the morning of 11/22/63: assigned to drive LBJ's car [25 H 788]; went to Love Field afterwards
36) ATSAIC of WHD Arthur L. Godfrey: arrived in Fort Worth from Washington, D.C. at 2:15 p.m. on 11/21/63 w/ Blaine, Giannoules, Burns, O'Rourke, and Faison for duty at the Hotel Texas 4p.m.-12 min (JFK arrived 11:50 p.m.)
37) Gerald S. Blaine (WHD)
38) Kenneth S. Giannoules (WHD)
39) Paul A. Burns (WHD)
40) Gerald W. O'Rourke (WHD)
41) Robert R. Faison (WHD) [African-American]
42) Michael J. Shannon (V.P./ LBJ Detail): on duty at LBJ Ranch on 11/21/63; went to Hotel Texas on the night of 11/21/63 [12 Mid-8 a.m. 11/22/63]; went back to Johnson City, TX afterwards
Johnsen: follow-up car 11/21/63
[Note: Kinney and Hickey were not in Fort Worth on 11/21/63: they were in Dallas with the two cars]
Kellerman: limo
Greer: driver of limo (NOT SS-100-X but a rented car)
Hill
Landis
O'Leary
Rybka: follow-up car to Carswell AFB 11/22/63 (NOT the driver)
Stout
Sulliman
Olsson
Berger [see also 18 H 672, 675, 698]
Ready
Lawton
McIntyre
Roberts
Bennett
Youngblood [note: he would go on to leave in the early morning hours of 11/22/63 to visit a childhood acquaintance (18 H 681-682)]
Johns
Taylor
IV. Dallas, TX, 11/22/63:
(Love Field, Trade Mart)
[Sources-RIF#1541000110100; 1541000110065; 1541000110044; 16 H 950-951 (same as 1541000110032); 1541000110190; "Inside The Secret Service" video 1995 (Lawson); author's interview with Lawson 9/27/92; 17 H 601, 618; 18 H 789; author's interviews with Godfrey 5/30/96, 6/7/96, and letter dated 11/24/97]
43) Winston G. Lawson (WHD): Advance agent (arrived in Dallas 11/12/63); rode in lead car in motorcade; remains in Dallas after AF1 departs to assist in the investigation [18 H 788]
44) David B. Grant (WHD): assisted in the advance (arrived in Dallas 11/18/63 from JFK's Florida trip): Trade Mart, then Parkland Hospital; remains in Dallas after AF1 departs until the early morning hours of 11/24/63 [18 H 788]; although seemingly removed from the immediate area, Grant was involved in the drinking incident [18 H 684] (See below)
45) SAIC of Dallas office Forrest V. Sorrels: assisted in the advance; rode in lead car
46) DNC Advance Man Jacob L. "Jack" Puterbaugh (arrived in Dallas 11/12/63); rode in pilot car in motorcade
Kivett: Advance Agent, LBJ Detail (11/18-11/22 [17 H 601]); rode in V.P. follow-up car in motorcade
47) Robert A. Steuart (Dallas Office): Trade Mart, then Parkland Hospital
48) John Joe Howlett (Dallas office): Trade Mart, then Parkland Hospital; rode in limousine as it was taken back to the C-130 (Hickey, driver; Kinney drove the follow-up car back)
49) Roger C. Warner (Dallas office): Love Field
Kellerman: limo
Greer: driver of limo
Roberts: commander of follow-up car
Kinney: driver of follow-up car
Hill: follow-up car
McIntyre: follow-up car
Ready: follow-up car
Landis: folow-up car
Bennett: follow-up car
Hickey: follow-up car
Youngblood: LBJ's car
Johns: V.P. follow-up car
Taylor: V.P. follow-up car
Stout: Trade Mart, then Parkland Hospital (+rode in hearse)
Berger: Trade Mart, then Parkland Hospital (+drove hearse)
Johnsen: Trade Mart, then Parkland Hospital (+CE399)
Olsson: Trade Mart, then Parkland Hospital
Sulliman: Trade Mart, then Parkland Hospital
Lawton: Love Field
O'Leary: Love Field
Rybka: Love Field

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V. Austin, TX, 11/22/63:

(Inc. Bergstrom AFB, 40 Acre Club, Governor Connally's mansion/ fundraiser/dinner, Commodore-Perry Hotel, Johnson City, LBJ Ranch)
[Sources-RIF#1541000110104; 1541000110064; 1541000110057; 1541000110050;1541000110044; 1541000110033; 18 H 779; Air Force One radio tapes/ transcripts; Bill Moyers' interview on A&E 1992; "Death of a President", p. 317 (1988 edition), “20 Years In The Secret Service,” page 97]

50) William B. Payne (WHD): Advance agent for Austin (arrived in Austin 11/12/63)
51) Robert R. Burke (WHD): assisted in the advance; specifically, for the LBJ Ranch in Austin City, TX (arrived in Austin for the LBJ Ranch 11/18/63)
52) John F. Yeager (WHD): assisted in the advance for Austin, Texas (arrived in TX 11/18/63)
Underwood [still in Houston on 11/22/63]
Shannon: see above
53) Donald Bendickson (V.P./ LBJ Detail): LBJ Ranch 11/21-11/22/63
54) Gerald Bechtle (V.P./ LBJ Detail): LBJ Ranch 11/21-11/22/63
Goodenough: see above
55) Robert Lockwood (from San Antonio Office) [see 2 H 155 & 18 H 779]
Godfrey: Austin (Commodore-Perry Hotel; depart for Washington at 3:15 p.m.)
Blaine: same
Giannoules: same
Burns: same
O'Rourke: same
Faison: same
56) Howard K. Norton (PRS) [see CD80 and 1541000110033, cited above]: same (this is the first and only time Norton's name appears anywhere in the Shift reports. He would go on to photograph the bloody limousine at the White House garage with fellow PRS photographer James K. "Jack" Fox on 11/23/63)
Shift Summary-
a) 12 Midnight to 8 a.m. shift:
ATSAIC Godfrey-shift leader,
SA Blaine,
SA Giannoules,
SA O'Rourke,
SA Burns,
SA Faison

HOTEL TEXAS (went to Austin after JFK's breakfast in Fort Worth);


b) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift:
ATSAIC Roberts-shift leader,
SA Lawton,
SA Ready,
SA McIntyre,
SA Bennett (PRS),
SA Hill (First Lady Detail),
SA Landis (First Lady Detail),
SA Kinney (Garage/Chauffeur-in Dallas),
SA Hickey (Garage/Chauffeur-in Dallas)

FOLLOW-UP CAR (except Lawton-Love Field; Lawton rode in follow-up car AND back of JFK's limo on 11/18/63);


c) 4 p.m. to 12 Midnight shift:
ATSAIC Stout-shift leader,
SA Sulliman,
SA Johnsen,
SA Olsson,
SA Berger


TRADE MART (later, Parkland Hospital; all in Houston motorcade's follow-up car except Berger: in pilot car);



d) V.P. Detail:
ASAIC Youngblood,
ATSAIC Johns,
SA Kivett,
SA Taylor (assigned to Lady Bird),
SA Shannon

HOTEL TEXAS (Youngblood-LBJ's car; Johns, Kivett, Taylor-V.P. follow-up car;
Shannon-back to LBJ Ranch where he came)


e) [?] Shift:
ASAIC Kellerman,
SA Greer (Garage/Chauffeur),
SA Hall,
SA Duncan,
SA Grant


Kellerman and Greer-HOTEL TEXAS; JFK LIMOUSINE (all stops; later, Grey Navy ambulance and Bethesda; worked the WHOLE day without being relieved!)
Hall-HOTEL TEXAS
Duncan-HOTEL TEXAS (advance agent for Fort Worth stop)...
Grant-HOTEL TEXAS (advance agent for Florida [11/18/63] AND Texas trips; later, Trade Mart and Parkland Hospital);

ALSO: Dallas agents James F. "Mike" Howard and William H. Patterson also in Fort Worth (Howard assisted in advance arrangements at Fort Worth-on duty at the Hotel Texas from JFK's arrival until 4 a.m. on 11/22/63...later, questioned Marina Oswald; Patterson helped in security
at JFK's breakfast in Fort Worth-drove LBJ's car in Fort Worth on 11/22/63...later, Love Field);

Conclusion: Chief Rowley told the Warren Commission that 28 members of the WHITE HOUSE DETAIL accompanied JFK to Fort Worth-he's correct (Kinney and Hickey would make 30 if counted, but they were in Dallas, as previously mentioned). Advance agent Winston G. Lawson, SAIC of Dallas office Forrest V. Sorrels, and the remainder of Sorrels' men were in Dallas-leaving John J. "Muggsy" O'Leary (Garage/Chauffeur) and Henry J. Rybka (Garage/Chauffeur) [both were in the Houston motorcade of 11/21/63- O'Leary rode in the Station Wagon, while Rybka drove the follow-up car; both men were at Love Field on 11/22/63] to round out the
WHD agents

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