MY BEST BOOK- KINDLE 4/21/17; PAPERBACK 5/1/17

MY BEST BOOK- KINDLE 4/21/17; PAPERBACK 5/1/17
MY BEST BOOK- KINDLE, 4/21/17; PAPERBACK 5/1/17

Vince Palamara: author of four books + MAJOR DVD

Vince Palamara: author of four books + MAJOR DVD
Author of three books, including THE NOT SO SECRET SERVICE- AGENCY TALES FROM FDR TO THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION TO THE REAGAN ERA and appears on the DVD/ BLU RAY A COUP IN CAMELOT. Watch for Vince's fourth book "WHO'S WHO IN THE SECRET SERVICE: HISTORY'S MOST RENOWNED AGENTS" sometime in the not too distant future!

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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

Secret Service, JFK, President Kennedy, James Rowley, Gerald Behn, Floyd Boring, Roy Kellerman, John Campion, William Greer, Forest Sorrels, Clint Hill, Winston Lawson, Emory Roberts, Sam Kinney, Paul Landis, John "Jack" Ready, William "Tim" McIntyre, Glenn Bennett, George Hickey, Rufus Youngblood, Warren "Woody" Taylor, Jerry Kivett, Lem Johns, John "Muggsy" O'Leary, Sam Sulliman, Ernest Olsson, Robert Steuart, Richard Johnsen, Stewart "Stu" Stout, Roger Warner, Henry "Hank" Rybka, Donald Lawton, Dennis Halterman, Walt Coughlin, Andy Berger, Ron Pontius, Bert de Freese, Jim Goodenough, Bill Duncan, Ned Hall II, Mike Howard, Art Godfrey, Gerald Blaine, Ken Giannoules, Paul Burns, Gerald O'Rourke, Robert Faison, David Grant, John Joe Howlett, Bill Payne, Robert Burke, Frank Yeager, Donald Bendickson, Gerald Bechtle, Howard Norton, Hamilton Brown, Toby Chandler, Chuck Zboril, Joe Paolella, Wade Rodham, Bob Foster, Lynn Meredith, Rad Jones, Thomas Wells, Charlie Kunkel, Stu Knight, Paul Rundle, Glen Weaver, Arnie Lau, Forrest Guthrie, Eve Dempsher, Bob Lilley, Ken Wiesman, Mike Mastrovito, Tony Sherman, Larry Newman, Morgan Gies, Tom Shipman, Ed Tucker, Harvey Henderson, Abe Bolden, Robert Kollar, Ed Mougin, Mac Sweazey, Horace "Harry" Gibbs, Tom Behl, Jim Cantrell, Bill Straughn, Tom Fridley, Mike Kelly, Joe Noonan, Gayle Dobish, Earl Moore, Arthur Blake, John Lardner, Milt Wilhite, Bill Skiles, Louis Mayo, Thomas Wooge, Milt Scheuerman, Talmadge Bailey, Bob Lapham, Bob Newbrand, Bernie Mullady, Jerry Dolan, Vince Mroz, William Bacherman, Howard Anderson, U.E. Baughman, Walt Blaschak, Robert Bouck, George Chaney, William Davis, Paul Doster, Dick Flohr, Jack Fox, John Giuffre, Jim Griffith, Jack Holtzhauer, Andy Hutch, Jim Jeffries, John Paul Jones, Kent Jordan, Dale Keaner, Brooks Keller, Thomas Kelley, Clarence Knetsch, Jackson Krill, Elmer Lawrence, Bill Livingood, J. Leroy Lewis, Dick Metzinger, Jerry McCann, John McCarthy, Ed Morey, Chester Miller, Roy "Gene" Nunn, Jack Parker, Paul Paterni, Burrill Peterson, Max Phillips, Walter Pine, Michael Shannon, Frank Stoner, Cecil Taylor, Charles Taylor, Bob Taylor, Elliot Thacker, Ken Thompson, Mike Torina, Jack Walsh, Jack Warner, Thomas White, Ed Wildy, Carroll Winslow, Dale Wunderlich, Walter Young, Winston Gintz, Bill Carter, C. Douglas Dillon, James Johnson, Larry Hess, Frank Farnsworth, Jim Giovanneti,Bob Gaugh,Don Brett, Jack Gleason, Bob Jamison, Gary Seale, Bill Sherlock, Bob Till, Doc Walters...

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Hank Halterman: his uncle Dennis R Halterman

Re: JFK Secret Service Agent Dennis R Halterman, deceased 1988

"Not my dad, [Harry D. Halterman] DRH was known to me as *Uncle Dennis* but I think actually the uncle of my dad and his brothers, still called that by everyone in our family including my grandmother and my mom. We got back to the states in March '58 after Fidel started targeting Americans [dad was a Texaco/CalTex refining engineer at the CalTex Santa Clara plant, followed by reworking cooling lines at the Port Arthur TX refinery after Hurricane Debbie in '59.] and he was a visitor at a couple of the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at grandmother's house in Indiana, just across the river from the Lawrenceville. IL Texaco *Indian* refinery, where dad eventually spent 7 years or so. Among other things: mom and dad divorced in '65 and I think that Thanksgiving was the last year I saw *uncle Dennis* passing through downstate IL en route to Chicago, I believe. By then I'd pretty much planned on going into the Army after graduation, which I did in May '66. Among other things, I ran the question by him about going into the MPs, and if I did, what were likely prospects for a just-discharged ex-MP as to going into a federal law enforcement job, He told me not to avoid anything federal, that the quality and professionalism had so detiorated in the last decade as to make it a poor choice for a career, but if I just had to, to go for either the Border Patrol or Postal Inspectors. As it turned out, I did neither, and had a swell time as a tank crewdawg. # Discussing *the incident* at the dinnertable was taboo, but there's a story or two you might find amusing. # Any thoughts about the Steven King or O'Reilly JFK hit novels, or the new one out about Abraham Bolden?
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In the Summer of 1960 I went to Camp Perry OH and attended the National [rifle] Matches and took the small arms firing school, where we were taught basic safety and operation of the rifle mostly in use at the matches at that time, the M1 Garand. This was nothing new for me; our Cub Scout pack was sponsored by the local Air National Guard unit and our meetings held at their armory, which included an indoor rifle range. When lousy weather made scheduled outdoor activities impractical, a session on the indoor range was common, and our unit's presence in local parades included an honor guard which was coached by the Guard's sergeants and which was equipped with the big M1 rifles; pretty hefty for 11 and 12-year old Scouts. In '60 I was 12. youngest in my SAFS class, which did include a couple of 13-year-olds, tho not as familiar with an M1s rifle as I was. I fired my score on the range, nothing Earth-shattering but not bad, and had a baseline to try to better next year. And so I did. I shot the matches again in August of '63, and yeah, I had improved, though I had discovered motorcycles and a new neighbor girl down the road by then. Uncle Dennis wasn't around for Thanksgiving in November that year, nor for Christmas. We kind of figured we knew why.
# The next year, he did show up, and asked me how my rifle team work had been going; it was about as close to the matters in Dallas of anything that had been said, and I told him. My dad's youngest brother was a university teacher and mouthy sort in a mostly Republican Baptist family, and uncle Jean made some comment about the limp Dennis had at the time, and asked, sarcastically, I think, if he had been hit by rifle fire in Dallas. He was told in no uncertain terms to shut his mouth and never say anything of the sort again, and that if he did, he could expect to look forward to a new career making duffel bags and combat boots as a convict laborer in a federal pen. It was the only time I can ever remember uncle Denny really mad about anything, though he didn't put up with stupid much, from me or anyone else. After my grandmother passed away in 1974, I'd lost all contact with him- the last time I saw him was at my dad's funeral in 1968."


Hank Halterman wrote- "*my [VINCE PALAMARA'S]book, COMING OUT FALL 2013 WORLDWIDE, will crucify him and his "pals*" Hope that includes Paul Landis and the gang at the Ft worth Cellar Club. Pity Pat Kirkwood's not around to retell THAT story! 2/26/13

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