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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

LBJ Secret Service agent Rufus Youngblood: Interesting Timing

LBJ Secret Service agent Rufus Youngblood: Interesting Timing

I mentioned this in my first book. VP LBJ agent Rufus Youngblood was the beneficiary of some interesting timing and event(s). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT1wD7PjRYk

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Secret Service agents Clint Hill and Paul Landis both do not believe the single bullet theory!

Secret Service agents Clint Hill and Paul Landis both do not believe the single bullet theory!

From Hill's last book Five Presiden (2016): it seems everyone missed this crucial detail, perhaps because they were burned out on reading his FOURTH account of the assassination (his three books plus his contribution to The Kennedy Detail). This was duly noted in my third book from 2017. 


Paul Landis ALSO does not believe the single bullet theory-CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE:

Landis, then and now. Unfortunately, although Landis does not believe the single bullet theory, he apparently has waffled on his initial impression of one of the shots coming from the front, as he conveyed to Blaine in THE KENNEDY DETAIL that he was "mistaken"...
...excuse me while I puke. Very lame. Why? Because Landis wrote this in TWO reports and he VERIFIED their veracity to the HSCA in a footnote buried in their final report! Read on...


Landis' 11/30/63 report.
Landis 11/27/63 report.

Not you, too, Greer? Say it ain't so:

Saturday, July 14, 2018



1.DPD Perdue W. Lawrence (deceased 1994)
  1. DPD Dep. Chief Colonel George L. (G.L.) Lumpkin (deceased 1994)
  2. DPD Det. Faye M. (F.M.) Turner (deceased)
  3. DPD Det. William "Billy" L. Senkel (deceased)
  4. Lt. Col. George L. Whitmeyer, U.S. Army Reserve, East Texas Section Commander (deceased 1978)- corresponded with son
  5. Jacob "Jack" L. Puterbaugh - White House- corresponded with (deceased 2015)
  1. DPD Sgt. S.Q. Bellah– corresponded with (deceased 2008)
  2. DPD Glen C. (G.C.) McBride (deceased)
  3. DPD J.B. Garrick (deceased 1990)
  1. DPD Leon E. (L.E.) Grey (deceased)
  2. DPD E.D."Buddy" Brewer (deceased)
  3. DPD Harold B. (H.B.) Freeman (deceased)
  4. DPD W.G. Lumpkin (deceased 2015)
  5. DPD Sgt. Stavis Ellis- corresponded with (deceased 2005)
  1. DPD Chief Jesse E. (J.E.) Curry (deceased 1980)
  2. SA Winston George "Win" Lawson – spoke to and corresponded with
  3. DC Sheriff James Eric (J.E.) "Bill" Decker (deceased 1970)
  4. SAIC Forrest V. Sorrels- spoke to (deceased 1993)
  1. SA William R. "Bill" Greer (deceased 1985) -spoke to and corresponded with son
  2. ASAIC Roy H. Kellerman (deceased 1984) -spoke to and corresponded with widow (who is now deceased)
  3. Mrs. Nellie B. "Nell" Connally (deceased)
  4. Governor John B. Connally (deceased 1993)
  5. Mrs. Jacqueline B. "Jackie' Kennedy (deceased 1994)
  6. President John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (deceased 11/22/63)
*SA Clinton J. “Clint” Hill [jumped onto limo 4 times on Main Street and after assassination] spoke to and corresponded with
  1. DPD William Joseph (Billy Joe, B.J.) Martin (deceased)
  2. DPD Robert Weldon (Bobby, B.W.) Hargis (deceased)
  3. DPD James M. (J.M.) Chaney (deceased 1976)
  4. DPD Douglas L. (D.L.) Jackson (deceased)
  1. SA Samuel A. "Sam" Kinney (deceased 1997) spoke to three times + corresponded with wife and relatives
  2. ASAIC Emory P. Roberts (deceased 1973)
  3. P. Kenneth "Ken" O'Donnell-Special Assistant to President (deceased 1977) corresponded with daughter
  4. David F. Powers-Assistant to President (deceased 1998) corresponded with
  5. SA George W. Hickey Jr. (deceased 2011)
  6. SA Glen A. Bennett (deceased 1994)
  7. *SA Clinton L. "Clint" Hill- spoke to and corresponded with
  8. SA William "Tim" McIntyre spoke to
  9. SA John D. "Jack" Ready spoke to (deceased 2014)
  10. SA Paul E. Landis attempted contact unsuccessful
  1. TDPS Hurchel D. Jacks (deceased) corresponded with widow
  2. ASAIC Rufus Wayne Youngblood spoke to twice (deceased 1996)
  3. Congressman Ralph W. Yarborough (deceased 1991)
  4. Mrs. C.A. "Lady Bird" Johnson (deceased)
  5. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (deceased 1973)
  1. TDPS Joe Henry Rich (deceased)
  2. Clifton C. Carter-Political Aide to Vice President (deceased)
  3. SA Jerry D. Kivett - spoke to and corresponded with (deceased 2010)
  4. SA Warren W. "Woody" Taylor (deceased)
  5. ASAIC Thomas Lemuel "Lem" Johns - spoke to (deceased 2014)
  1. TDPS Milton T. Wright- corresponded with
  2. Dallas City Mayor Earle Cabell (deceased)
  3. Elizabeth "Dearie" Cabell (deceased)
  4. Congressman Raymond Roberts (deceased)
  1. SW Bell Telephone Co. Driver -unknown
  2. Merriman Smith-UPI (deceased 1970)
  3. Malcolm "Mac" Kilduff-Assistant White House Press Secretary for President attempted contact unsuccessful (deceased)
  4. Robert E. Baskin-DMN Washington Bureau (deceased)
  5. Jack Bell-AP (deceased)
  6. Robert Clark-ABC (deceased)
  1. Driver -unknown
  2. John Hofan-NBC sound (deceased)
  3. David Wiegman, Jr- NBC B&W movie (deceased)
  4. Thomas J. Craven, Jr.-CBS B&W movie (deceased)
  5. Cleveland "Cleve Ryan"-Lighting Technician (deceased)
  6. Thomas "Ollie" Atkins-United States Navy, White House color movie (deceased)
  1. Driver- unknown
  2. Clint Grant-DMN B&W still (deceased)
  3. Frank Cancellare-UPI B&W still (deceased)
  4. Capt. Cecil Stoughton- WHCA, White House color still- corresponded with (deceased)
  5. Arthur Rickerby-Life B&W still (deceased)
  6. Henry Burroughs-AP B&W still- corresponded with (deceased)
  1. DPS Driver -unknown
  2. James H. Underwood-KRLD (CBS) B&W movie (deceased)
  3. Thomas C. Dillard-DMN B&W still (deceased)
  4. James Darnell-WBAP Ch 8 (NBC) B&W movie (deceased)
  5. Malcolm 0. Couch-WFAA Ch 5 (ABC) B&W movie (deceased)
  6. Robert H. Jackson-DTH B&W still (deceased)
  1. DPD Hollis B. (H.B.) McLain (deceased)
  2. DPD Marrion L. (M.L.) Baker- corresponded with (deceased)
  1. Driver - unknown
  2. Congressman George H. Mahon (Lubbock, TX) (deceased 1985)
  3. Congressman Walter Rogers (Pampa, TX) (deceased 2001)
  4. Congressman Homer Thornberry (Austin, TX) (deceased 1995)
  5. Lawrence F. "Larry" O'Brien-Special Assistant to President (deceased 1990)
  1. Driver – unknown
  2. Congressman Albert Thomas (Houston, TX) (deceased 1966)
  3. Congressman Jack Brooks (Beaumont, TX) (deceased 2012)
  4. Congressman Lindley Beckworth (Gladewater, TX) (deceased 1984) corresponded with son
  5. Congressman Olin E. "Tiger" Teague (College Station, TX) (deceased 1981)
  6. Congressman James C. Wright, Jr. (Ft. Worth, TX) (Houston, TX) (deceased 2015)
  1. Driver - unknown
  2. Congressman John Young (Corpus Christi, TX) (deceased 2002)
  3. Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez (San Antonio, TX) (deceased 2000)
  4. State Senator William Patman (deceased 2008)
  5. Congressman Graham Purcell (deceased 2011)
  1. Major General Chester V."Ted" Clifton, US Army Military Presidential Aid (senior ranking) (deceased)
  2. Major General Godfrey "God" McHugh, US Air Force Air Force Presidential Aid (deceased)
  3. Julian 0. Reed Gov.-Connally's Press Secretary
  1. DPD J.W. Courson
  2. DPD Clyde A. Haygood
  1. Driver- unknown
  2. Harry Cabluck
  3. Richard Beebe Dudman-St. Louis Post Dispatch (deceased 2017)
  4. Douglas Kiker-NY Herald Tribune (deceased 1991)
  5. Robert MacNeil-NBC Bureau Chief
  6. Robert Manning-WH Staff
  7. Robert Charles Pierpoint-CBS TV WH Correspondent (deceased 2011)
  8. Charles "Chuck" Roberts-Newsweek (deceased 1992)
  9. Hugh Sidey-Time Magazine Washington Bureau Chief (deceased 2005)
  1. Lewis Harris-DMN Editor
  2. Mike Quinn-DMN
  3. Kent Biffle-DMN- corresponded with (deceased 2015)
  4. Larry Grove-DMN
  1. Driver- unknown
  2. Sidney Davis-Westinghouse Broadcasting
  3. Robert John Donovan-LA Times Washington
  4. Seth Kantor-Scripps-Howard (deceased)
  5. Robert Young-Chicago Tribune
  1. DPD Sgt. R. Smart
  2. DPD Robert Joseph (Bobby Joe) Dale (deceased 2015)
  1. Driver- unknown
  1. R.C. Johnson - Sales Manager, The Western Union Telegraph Co.
  2. (FNU) Yates - Sales Manager, The Western Union Telegraph Co.
  1. Chief Warrant Officer Arthur W. Bales, Jr.- US Army
  2. Ira Gearhart-US Army
  1. Driver- unknown
  1. Driver-unknown
  2. White House Staff Members
  3. Presidential Staff Members
  4. Vice Presidential Staff Members
  5. Governor's Staff Members
  6. Airport Reception Committee
  7. H. Barefoot Sanders Jr.-US Attorney
  8. Jack Joseph Valenti-Aide to Vice President (deceased)
  9. Marie Felmer-Secretary to Vice President
  10. Evelyn Maurine Lincoln-Personal Secretary to President (deceased)
  11. Rear Admiral George G. Burkley, MD, US Navy, Presidential Physician (deceased 1991)
  12. Mrs. Elizabeth "Liz" Carpenter-Executive Assistant to Vice President
  13. Pamela Turnure, Personal Secretary to Mrs. Kennedy
  14. Sgt. Paul Glynn, US Air Force-Personal Aid to Vice President
  15. Mary Gallagher
  1. DPD J.M. Philips
  2. DPD L.S. Davenport
DPD unknown

JFK’s Texas Trip: Secret Service Agent Rosters & Duties
  1. San Antonio, TX, 11/21/63:
(San Antonio International Airport, Aerospace Medical Center, Kelly AFB)
1) Dennis R. Halterman (WHD): Advance agent (arrived in San Antonio
11/12/63) [deceased 1988; corresponded with his nephew]
2) J. Walter Coughlin (WHD): assisted in the advance (apparently still
in San Antonio on 11/22/63—listed as being there and, later, as part
of the 4p.m.-12 mid shift at the Kennedy residence in Middleburg, VA) [corresponded with many times]
3) ASAIC of WHD (#3) Roy H. Kellerman: rode in SS-100-X [limousine]
(front passenger seat) [deceased 1984; see above]
4) William R. Greer (WHD/ Garage Detail): driver of SS-100-X [deceased 1985; see above]
5) Henry J. Rybka (WHD/ Garage Detail): driver of SS-697-X FROM
Aerospace Medical Center (AMC)[follow-up car] [deceased 1975]
6) ATSAIC of WHD Stewart G. “Stu” Stout: Entrance to Headquarters Bldg.,
AMC [deceased 1974; corresponded with son and family]
7) Samuel E. Sulliman (WHD): Entrance to speaker’s stand, AMC [spoke to]
8) Richard E. Johnsen (WHD): Speaker’s platform, AMC [spoke to; deceased 2010]
9) Ernest E. Olsson, Jr. (WHD): same as above [spoke to]
10) Andrew E. Berger (WHD): same as above [deceased 2006]
11) ATSAIC of WHD Emory P. Roberts: commander of follow-up car (front
passenger seat) [deceased 1973]
12) John D. “Jack” Ready (WHD): follow-up car [see above; deceased 2014]
13) Donald J. Lawton (WHD): follow-up car [spoke to/corresponded with; deceased 2013]
14) William “Tim” McIntyre (WHD): follow-up car [see above]
15) Glenn A. Bennett (PRS): follow-up car [deceased 1994]
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]) [deceased]
19) Clinton J. Hill (WHD/ First Lady Detail) [see above]
20) Samuel A. Kinney (WHD/ Garage Detail): driver of SS-697-X TO AMC
[Rybka: passenger] [see above; deceased]
21) Paul E. Landis, Jr. (WHD/ First Lady Detail) [see above]
22) George W. Hickey, Jr (WHD/ Garage Detail): follow-up car [passenger] [deceased 2011]
23) ASAIC (#2) of V.P./ LBJ Detail Rufus W. Youngblood (came from LBJ
Ranch w/ Johns and Taylor) [see above; deceased 1996]
24) ATSAIC OF V.P./ LBJ Detail Thomas “Lem” Johns [see above; deceased]
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

2. Houston, TX, 11/21/63:
(Houston International Airport, Rice Hotel, Coliseum/ Congressman Albert
Thomas Dinner)
26) Ronald M. Pontius (WHD): Advance agent (arrived in Houston
11/12/63); rode in lead car in motorcade [corresponded with]
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. [deceased]
28) DNC Advance Man Martin E. “Marty” Underwood (also the DNC advance
man for Austin: see below) [spoke to; deceased 2003]
29) Jim Goodenough (WHD/ V.P. LBJ Detail): Advance agent, LBJ Detail;
rode in V.P. follow-up car in motorcade; went to the LBJ Ranch afterward [corresponded with]
30) SAIC of Houston office Lane Bertram: rode in lead car in motorcade [deceased]
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
[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]

III. Fort Worth, TX, evening of 11/21/63, morning of 11/22/63:
(Carswell Air Force Base, Hotel Texas)
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) [deceased; corresponded with son]
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 (WHD/ V.P. LBJ Detail): Advance agent, LBJ Detail
(probably arrived in Fort Worth on 11/12/63 [17 H 618] [see above; deceased]
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 [deceased]
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.) [spoke to/corresponded with; deceased 2002]
37) Gerald S. Blaine (WHD) [spoke to/corresponded with]
38) Kenneth S. Giannoules (WHD) [spoke to]
39) Paul A. Burns (WHD) [deceased]
40) Gerald W. O’Rourke (WHD) [spoke to/corresponded with]
41) Robert R. Faison (WHD) [African-American] [deceased]
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)
Rybka: follow-up car to Carswell AFB 11/22/63 (NOT the driver)
Berger [see also 18 H 672, 675, 698]
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)]
————————— ——————————————————————————
4. Dallas, TX, 11/22/63:
(Love Field, Trade Mart)
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] [see above]
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] [deceased 2013 (Clint Hill’s brother in law)]
45) SAIC of Dallas office Forrest V. Sorrels: assisted in the advance;
rode in lead car [see above]
46) DNC Advance Man Jacob L. “Jack” Puterbaugh (arrived in Dallas
11/12/63); rode in pilot car in motorcade [see above; deceased 2003]
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 [spoke to; deceased 1999]
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) [corresponded with; deceased 2013]
49) Roger C. Warner (Dallas office): Love Field [deceased 2016]
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
5. Austin, TX, 11/22/63:
(inc. Bergstrom AFB, 40 Acre Club, Governor Connally’s mansion/
fundraiser/ dinner, Commodore-Perry Hotel, Johnson City, LBJ Ranch)
50) William B. Payne (WHD): Advance agent for Austin(arrived in Austin
11/12/63) [deceased]
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
52) John F. Yeager (WHD): assisted in the advance for Austin, Texas
(arrived in TX 11/18/63) [corresponded with]
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 [corresponded with him and his son]
55) Robert Lockwood (V.P./ LBJ Detail) [see 18 H 779]
Godfrey: Austin (Commodore-Perry Hotel; depart for Washington at 3:15
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)
“VI.” Chicago, IL, slated for sometime shortly AFTER 11/22/63:
57) Joseph Paolella (WHD): Advance agent (arrived in Chicago 11/18/63)
[had been on JFK’s 3/23/63 Chicago trip; interviewed for Seymour Hersh’s
“The Dark Side of Camelot” 1997] [corresponded with; deceased 2017]
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,
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!)…
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);
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) andHenry 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 stationed at Love Field on 11/22/63] to round out the
WHD agents.



Drinking Incident Involving the Secret Service:
the drinking incident of 11/21-11/22/63 involving the Secret Service at
the Fort Worth Press Club AND the “Cellar”
Chief James J. Rowley-headed investigation;
SAIC of Dallas office Forrest V. Sorrels-reported to Rowley
along with
Inspector Gerard B. McCann;
Inspector Thomas J. Kelley-also involved in investigation
The Supervisors:
a)ATSAIC Arthur L. Godfrey-shift leader; mentions agents Blaine, Giannoules, Burns,
O’Rourke, and Faison in his report: none of Godfrey’s men — including
Godfrey-participated in consuming any alcoholic beverages;
b)ASAIC Roy H. Kellerman- mentions agents Greer, Kinney, Duncan, Hall,
and Grant: only Grant consumed alcohol;
c)ATSAIC Emory P. Roberts-shift leader; mentions agents Ready, Lawton,
McIntyre, Bennett, Hill, Landis, Kinney [2nd mention], and Hickey [Kinney
and Hickey were in Dallas with the automobiles, so they obviously did
not participate in any drinking]: only Roberts and McIntyre did NOT
drink-this was the most irresponsible shift of all;
d)ATSAIC Stewart G. Stout, Jr.-shift leader; mentions agents Sulliman,
Johnsen, Olsson, and Berger: all but Stout and Sulliman consumed
alcoholic beverages, making Stout’s shift second to Roberts as the worst offender in the drinking incident;
e)ASAIC of V.P. Detail Rufus W. Youngblood-mentions agents
Kivett, Taylor, and Shannon: NONE of the V.P. Detail participated in the
drinking incident!;
The agents who submitted individual reports:
f)Glenn A. Bennett(PRS agent)-admitted to drinking “two beers” at the
Fort Worth Press Club; went to the “Cellar” afterwards;
g)Andrew E. Berger-same as above;
h)Gerald S. Blaine-although he went to both establishments, Blaine
states that he did NOT consume alcohol;
i)Paul A. Burns-although he went to the “Cellar”, Burns states(like
Blaine) that he did NOT consume alcohol;
j)David B. Grant-admitted to drinking a “scotch and soda” at the Fort
Worth Press Club; went to the “Cellar” afterwards;
k)Clinton J. Hill-same as above;
l)Richard E. Johnsen-admitted to drinking “two beers” at the Fort Worth
Press Club;
m)Paul E. Landis, Jr.-admitted to drinking a “scotch and soda” at the
Fort Worth Press Club; went to the “Cellar” afterwards;
n)Donald J. Lawton-admitted to drinking “three beers” at the Fort Worth
Press Club; went to the “Cellar” afterwards;
o)Ernest E. Olsson, Jr.-admitted to drinking “one and a half
mixed drinks” at the Fort Worth Press Club;
p)Gerald W. O’Rourke-although he went to the “Cellar”, O’Rourke
states(like Blaine and Burns above) that he did NOT consume alcohol;
q)John “Jack” D. Ready-admitted to drinking “two beers” at the Fort
Worth Press Club;
went to the “Cellar” afterwards…
Conclusion-Rowley did not punish these men in any way whatsoever, even
though (according to the Secret Service manual) drinking while in travel
status is grounds for REMOVAL from the agency (four of the above-mentioned
agents-Bennett, Hill, Landis, and Ready-had critical duties in the Secret Service follow-up car, directly behind JFK’s limousine)! [see Volume 18 of Warren Commission]

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  1. Dr. Charles Crenshaw (deceased);
  2. Dr. Malcolm Perry (deceased)
  3. Dr. Ronald Coy Jones;
  4. Dr. Paul Peters (deceased);
  5. Dr. Donald Seldin;
  6. Dr. Donald T. Curtis;
  7. Aubrey Rike (deceased);
  8. Milton T. Wright *;
  9. MRS. Hurchel Jacks*;
  10. Dr. Robert N. McClelland;
  11. Nurse Patricia B. Gustafson (Hutton);
  12. Dr. Adolph Giesecke (deceased);
  13. DPD Stavis Ellis*;
  14. Mrs. Billie Martinets;
  15. Dr. William Risk;
  16. Dr. William Osborne;
  17. Dr. Donald Jackson;
  18. Dr. Boris Porto, son of Dr. Lito Porto;
  19. Dr. Earl F. Rose (deceased); II. C-130:
  20. Vincent Gullo;
  21. Sam Kinney *(deceased);
III. Methodist Hospital (re: Harper fragment):
  1. Dr. Gerard Noteboom;
  2. William A. Harper; IV. Bethesda:
  3. Chester Boyers;
  4. Richard Lipsey;
  5. Jerrol Custer (deceased);
  6. John T. Stringer, Jr.;
  7. James W. Sibert (deceased);
  8. MRS. Layton Ledbetter;
  9. Don Rebentisch;
  10. Dr. James J. Humes (deceased);
  11. Paul K. O’Connor (deceased);
  12. Jan Gail “Nick” Rudnicki; V. Limousine (White House garage):
  13. Cortlandt Cunningham;
  1. George Whitmeyer, Jr. the son of Lt. Col. George Whitmeyer (deceased);
  2. DPD Samuel Q. Bellah (deceased);
  3. DPD Marion Baker;
  4. Gary Beckworth, son of Congressman Lindley Beckworth (deceased);
  5. Henry Burroughs (deceased);
  1. Gaspard d’Andelot “Don” Belin (General Counsel/ Acting Secretary of the Treasury, JFK-LBJ era)
  2. James J. Rowley (FDR-Nixon)
  3. Neighbor of the late Paul J. Paterni
  4. Michael W. Torina
  5. Gerald A. Behn (FDR-LBJ) + widow, daughter, relatives, and next door neighbor
  6. Floyd M. Boring (FDR-LBJ) + relatives
  7. June Kellerman, widow of the late Roy H. Kellerman (FDRLBJ) + daughter (via Harold Weisberg)
  8. Arthur L. Godfrey (Truman-Nixon)
  9. The family of the late Stuart G. Stout, Jr. (FDR-LBJ era)
  10. Jerry S. Parr (JFK-Reagan) + wife
  11. JFK aide David F. Powers
  12. Maurice G. Martineau (FDR-Nixon era) + son
  13. Larry Newman
  14. John D. “Jack” Ready
  15. Clinton J. Hill (Ike-Ford)
  16. Gerald S. Blaine (Ike-LBJ)
  17. Talmadge W. Bailey
  18. Rufus W. Youngblood (Truman-Nixon)
  19. Robert I. Bouck (FDR-LBJ)
  20. DNC advance man Martin E. “Marty” Underwood
  21. Robert E. Lilley + granddaughter
  22. Winston G. Lawson (Ike-Reagan)
  23. Abraham W. Bolden, Jr. (Ike-LBJ) + family
  24. William “Tim” McIntyre
  25. Samuel A. Kinney (Truman-LBJ) + wife and relatives
  26. Donald J. Lawton + nephew
  27. Uniformed Division John F. Norris
  28. Relative of the late Wade Rodham
  29. Jerry D. Kivett
  30. Press Secretary Pierre Salinger (via reporter Roger Peterson)
  31. White House photographer Cecil Stoughton
  32. Son of the late White House photographer Robert Knudsen
  33. Charles T. Zboril + wife
  34. Anthony Sherman
  35. Lynn S. Meredith
  36. Radford W. Jones
  37. Samuel E. Sulliman
  38. Darwin David Horn, Sr.
  39. James R. “Jim” Goodenough
  40. Ronald M. Pontius
  41. Helen O’Donnell, daughter of the late JFK Chief of Staff Kenneth P. O’Donnell
  42. Frank G. Stoner (FDR-Nixon)
  43. Gerald W. “Jerry” O’Rourke
  44. Vincent P. Mroz (Truman-Nixon)
  45. J. Walter Coughlin
  46. Bill Carter
  47. J. Frank Yeager
  48. Florida Congressman Samuel Melville Gibbons
  49. Dan Emmett (Reagan-Bush 43)
  50. Bob Ritter
  51. Photographer Tony Zappone (re: 11/18/63 Tampa)
  52. DNC advance man Jack Puterbaugh
  53. Robert R. Snow
  54. Gerald Bechtle + son
  55. Assistant Director of Public Affairs H. Terrence “Terry” Samway
  56. Ernest E. Olsson, Jr.
  57. Kenneth S. Giannoules
  58. Thomas L. “Lem” Johns
  59. Winston J. “Winnie” Gintz
  60. Paul S. Rundle
  61. Forrest Verne Sorrels
  62. Frank D. Slocum
  63. Kenneth J. Wiesman
  64. Joseph Paolella
  65. Dale Keaner
  66. Ed Morey
  67. Kent D. Jordan
  68. Percy Hamilton “Ham” Brown/ AFAUSSS
  69. Special Officer Stanley B. Galup
  70. Relatives of the late W. Arnold Landvoigt
  71. Dale Wunderlich
  72. Wilson “Bill” Livingood
  73. John Joe Howlett
  74. Assistant Director of Public Affairs George M. Rogers
  75. DPD motorcycle officer Samuel Q. Bellah
  76. Richard Greer, son of the late William R. “Bill” Greer (Truman-LBJ) + friend
  77. Robert A. Steuart
  78. H. Stuart “Stu” Knight (Truman-Reagan)
  79. Tampa PD motorcycle officer Russell Groover
  80. AP photographer Henry Burroughs
  81. Dallas Morning News reporter Kent Biffle
  82. Texas Highway Patrolman Milton Wright
  83. Son of the late Lt. Colonel George Whitmeyer
  84. O’Neal Funeral Home driver Aubrey Rike
  85. Reporter Jack Moseley
  86. Daughter of the late James “Mike” Mastrovito
  87. Family of the late William C. Davis
  88. Niece of the late Dan Moriarty
  89. Son-in-law of the late Rudolph “Pete” McDavid
  90. Granddaughter of the late Jack Willard
  91. Family of the late Mike Reilly
  92. Family of the late Kenneth Hale
  93. Family of the late Schuyler Donnella
  94. Relative of John “Jack” Joseph Giuffre
  95. Nephew of Bill Duncan
  96. Intelligence operative Gerry Patrick Hemming + daughter
  97. Friend of the late James K. “Jack” Fox
  98. Charles J. Marass
  99. C-130 crew member Vincent J. Gullo
  100. Rex W. Scouten
  101. Richard E. Johnsen + son
  102. Family of the late Thomas B. Shipman
  103. Son of the late FBI agent Francis X. O’Neill
  104. FBI agent Don A. Adams
  105. John Carman
  106. Friend/ executor of the late Andrew M. Hutch
  107. Family of the late Henry J. “Hank” Rybka
  108. Donald A. Stebbins/AFAUSSS
  109. Son of the late Harry D. Anheier
  110. Nephew of the late Dennis R. Halterman
  111. Robert L. DeProspero (LBJ-Reagan) + friend/former student
  112. Robin DeProspero-Philpot
  113. Daughter of the late Roy Leteer
  114. Mike Wood, relative of the late Frank Kenney
  115. Nephew of the late former agent James M. Hirst
  116. Friend of Victor Gonzalez
  117. Friend of Paul Landis
  118. Howell ”Hal” Purvis
  119. Don Cox
  120. Norman Katz
  121. Earl L. Drescher
  122. John Barletta
  123. William M. McCord
  124. Relatives of the late George J. McNally
  125. Tom Heuerman
  126. Mark Harmon
  127. Ned Hall III, son of the late Ned Hall II
  128. Grandson of the late White House Police Captain Herbert L. Marcey
  129. Mike Maddaloni
  130. Eve Dempsher, Secret Service secretary
  131. Friend of the late John E. Campion + John’s niece
  132. Parkland Hospital Dr. Charles Crenshaw
  133. Parkland Hospital Dr. Malcolm Perry
  134. Parkland Hospital Dr. Ronald Coy Jones
  135. Parkland Hospital Dr. Paul Peters
  136. Parkland Hospital Dr. Donald Seldin
  137. Parkland Hospital Dr. Donald T. Curtis
  138. The widow of Texas Highway Patrolman Hurchel Jacks
  139. Parkland Hospital Dr. Robert N. McClelland
  140. Parkland Hospital Nurse Patricia B. Gustafson (Hutton)
  141. Parkland Hospital Dr. Adolph Giesecke
  142. DPD Stavis Ellis
  143. Mrs. Billie Martinets
  144. Parkland Hospital Dr. William Risk
  145. Parkland Hospital Dr. William Osborne
  146. Parkland Hospital Dr. Donald Jackson
  147. Dr. Boris Porto, son of Parkland Hospital Dr. Lito Porto
  148. Parkland Hospital Dr. Earl F. Rose
  149. Methodist Hospital Dr. Gerard Noteboom
  150. William A. Harper (Harper fragment)
  151. FBI agent Cortlandt Cunningham
  152. DPD Marion Baker
  153. Gary Beckworth, son of the late Congressman Lindley Beckworth
  154. Bethesda Hospital Chester Boyers
  155. Bethesda Hospital Richard Lipsey
  156. Bethesda Hospital Jerrol Custer
  157. Bethesda Hospital John T. Stringer, Jr.
  158. FBI agent James W. Sibert
  159. Widow of the late Layton Ledbetter, Bethesda Hospital
  160. Bethesda Hospital Don Rebentisch
  161. Bethesda Hospital Dr. James J. Humes
  162. Bethesda Hospital Paul K. O’Connor
  163. Bethesda Hospital Jan Gail “Nick” Rudnicki
  164. Eyewitness Beverly Oliver
  165. Eyewitness Ed Hoffman
  166. Eyewitness Mary Moorman Krahmer
  167. Ruby Stripper Shari Angel
  168. Oswald friend Palmer McBride
  169. Alleged LBJ mistress Madeleine Duncan Brown
  170. White House reporter Sarah McClendon
  171. Family of the late Dick Metzinger
  172. Family of the late Harry T. Donaghy
  173. Dennis David (deceased)
  174. Family of the late Elliot C. Thacker
  175. Family of the late Bernie Mullady
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Saturday, July 7, 2018

links to my major articles/reviews on the Kennedys and King (formerly CTKA) website

My Kennedys and King (formerly CTKA) review of Gerald Blaine's book The Kennedy Detail:
My Kennedys and King (formerly CTKA) article Slick Propaganda: A Review of The Discovery Channel documentary, The Kennedy Detail (based on the 2010 Gerald Blaine book of the same title) :
My Kennedys and King (formerly CTKA) review of Clint Hill's book Mrs. Kennedy and Me:
My Kennedys and King (formerly CTKA) review of Clint Hill's book Five Presidents:
Kennedys and King (formerly CTKA)- author Jim DiEugenio's review of my first book Survivor's Guilt:
Kennedys and King (formerly CTKA) -author Joseph Green's review of my third book The Not-So-Secret Service:

I am in J. Randy Taraborrelli's book Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill


Wow! I am in this new best-selling book by Kennedy expert J. Randy Taraborrelli called Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

My greatest posts and videos: The JFK Secret Service in detail

My greatest posts and videos: The JFK Secret Service in detail


President Kennedy: the bubble top and all security issues dissected 1961-1963


The infrastructure of the Secret Service on 11/22/63 and the ramifications involved




Secret Service Agent Floyd Boring…is very interesting, indeed. 


Secret Service security and press coverage for JFK pre-11/22/63


PRS Agents Glen Bennett & Howard Norton: covert monitors of threats to JFK


Secret Service agents from the JFK/LBJ era: who is still alive, who I interviewed:


JFK Secret Service agents on game shows!


Links to my Kennedys and King (formerly CTKA) articles/reviews:


Secret Service anger towards President Kennedy:

President Kennedy’s Secret Service Protection and the press coverage for JFK:


JFK's agents deny that President Kennedy ordered them off the limo:


JFK assassination: Secret Service Standdown VIDEO- MY DISCOVERY:


The Confession of Secret Service Agent Clint Hill:


Only known footage of Secret Service agents Rybka & Lawton together 11/22/63:


Vince Palamara Secret Service Expert & Author:




JFK & The Bubbletop:


The Great Debates: Vince Palamara Vs. Secret Service agents Clint Hill & Gerald Blaine:


JFK assassination AMAZING medical evidence news- bullet still in leg:


JFK Nashville 5/18/63

7/2/63 security for President Kennedy

7/2/63 Rome: President Kennedy's limousine is surrounded by an excellent motorcycle formation as Secret Service agents David Grant (Clint Hill's brother in law) and Gerald Blaine ride the rear of the limo. Press photographers in front of the limo in a flatbed truck (including a LIVE TELEVISION FEED!), military aide in limo, SAIC Behn in limo (Greer driving), close follow-up car, etc.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

JFK Secret Service agents on game shows!

JFK Secret Service agents on game shows!







[Note: Baughman's appearance on WHAT'S MY LINE from 11/27/55 is no longer available]



Sunday, July 1, 2018

The infrastructure of the Secret Service on 11/22/63 and the ramifications involved

The infrastructure of the Secret Service on 11/22/63 and the ramifications involved
(see the author's first, third and upcoming fourth book for even more documentation on the below items)
First JFK Secret Service Chief U.E. Baughman: made the Chief via a call on 11/22/48 (excerpt from Baughman's 1962 book Secret Service Chief):

Baughman was "retired"/ fired by RFK and JFK around the very same time the Bay of Pigs debacle top CIA agents were "retired"/ fired, including Director Allen Dulles (later of Warren Commission infamy), Charles Cabell (whose brother, who we now know had CIA connections of his own, was the mayor of Dallas who rode a mere few cars behind President Kennedy on 11/22/63) and Richard Bissell.

Interestingly (from the above article), Deputy Director and former OSS man Paul Paterni, who worked with future CIA men James Jesus Angleton and future Warren Commission liaison man Ray Rocca during WWII, was up for being his replacement- here is Paterni as he looked during his OSS days:

Paterni would go on to perform the limousine inspection on the night of 11/22/63 with ASAIC Floyd Boring (more on him in a moment). Paterni replaced Russell "Buck" Daniels as Deputy Director in early 1961.
The man who replaced Baughman? Former SAIC of the White House Detail (1946-1961), James J. Rowley, former FBI agent and friend of Hoover:

WHY was Baughman let go? Because he was in direct conflict with the Kennedy brothers and their war on Organized Crime- he thought (like FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover) that the Mafia did not exist!

There must have been some form of animus at Secret Service headquarters during the JFK administration, as well- it is common procedure and protocol to have the current president's portrait on the wall, yet a photo of headquarters from the 1962 book What Does A Secret Service Agent Do by Wayne Hyde (written with the general help of the Secret Service and the specific cooperation of Chief Inspector Michael Torina and Chief James Rowley) shows not only a photo of Ike but a derogatory "I Miss Ike" sticker on the bottom of Ike's portrait!

(As an important aside:)

Rowley was apparently more in line with the Kennedy brothers beliefs:

Rowley's replacement as SAIC was veteran Gerald Behn:

Unfortunately, Behn took his FIRST vacation during the JFK administration during the week involving both the Florida and Texas trips! In Florida, he was replaced by #2 man, ASAIC Floyd Boring (one of the heroes of the 11/1/50 assassination attempt on President Truman):

Boring was the planner of the Texas trip from the Secret Service's point of view (although he himself was not present) and he also took it upon himself to tell the agents between 11/19-11/21/63 that JFK did not want agents riding on the rear of his limo in Dallas, a blatant lie that has been debunked by many fellow agents and White House aides...including Boring himself! Boring also gave lead advance agent Winston Lawson the Dallas assignment. Boring is one of my three suspects. Please see:
See also:

ASAIC Roy Kellerman, a third stringer who proved totally ineffective during and after the assassination, was making one of his first major trips on his own without either Behn or Boring!

There were three Shift Leaders (designated ATSAIC: Assistant To the Special Agent In Charge) on the Texas trip. Sadly, the two best ones, decorated WWII veterans Stu Stout and Art Godfrey were not on the specific leg of the Dallas part of the Texas trip (interestingly, like Boring, Stout was one of the heroes of the 11/1/50 assassination attempt on President Truman. Godfrey was also a Truman-era veteran):

The shift leader in Dallas and commander of the other 7 agents in the follow-up car, Emory Roberts, conveyed Boring's "wish" and ordered away two agents at Love Field, Henry Rybka and Don Lawton, from the limousine, ordered the agents not to move during the shooting itself, and usurped Kellerman's authority at Parkland Hospital, telling his boss to stay with Kennedy while he went to Johnson. Roberts also was responsible for LBJ taking over Air Force One. Roberts is one of my three suspects (see Boring above)- he became too close to Johnson after the assassination and died young in 1973 without speaking to anyone except William Manchester. Interestingly, Roberts shift of agents were the worst offenders by far in the drinking incident of early 11/22/63 in which 9 agents drank alcohol:

(Don Lawton with LBJ +image at Love Field):

The day after the infamous umbrella man appeared during the assassination, Roberts became an umbrella man of his own as he shields LBJ. What appears to be a look of disgust on fellow Dallas motorcade agent Jerry Kivett can be seen in the photo:

The lead advance agent for the Dallas trip was the aforementioned Winston Lawson:

However, I harbor no real suspicion towards him, as I feel he was merely following orders from above (Boring). While not necessarily one of my three suspects (two of whom you know about from above--Boring and Roberts---and the other I will get to in a moment), I feel that Lawson's assistant in the Dallas advance, David Grant (interestingly, Clint Hill's brother-in-law!), should be viewed a little more critically, although he may have also been a victim of following orders from above, as well (with regard to motorcycle formations, agents on the limousine, and other security matters):

The Warren Report (as well as Lawson, in correspondence with myself), state that Grant was an advance man in Tampa. The two advance agents for Tampa, officially speaking, were (also) Gerald Blaine (the author of The Kennedy Detail) and Frank Yeager:

Interestingly, Yeager did not think JFK was difficult to protect and seems to imply (like O'Rourke and Pontius) that O'Donnell had something to do with the agents not being on the car in Dallas, yet the agents who testified and wrote reports to the Warren Commission (and Blaine and Hill in their books) never blamed him for anything, while Powers denied there was any truth to JFK ordering the agents off his limo.

As most readers know from my books and my blogs, I don't find Blaine credible...others do not, as well:
Agent Walt Coughlin is a dear friend of Blaine (and many of the other agents), and was on the Florida and Texas trips, as well as many other trips from election day 1960-11/22/63...and he "had no idea"? hmmmm...

Blaine remarked on C-SPAN in 2010 and in his book that in the month prior to the 28 mile Tampa motorcade the White House detail had lost eleven agents and he had only one experienced agent available to rely on in Tampa. Based on years of intensive research, here are the experienced JFK agents who left (my count is slightly higher, although perhaps a few left a little earlier):
--Bill Skiles
There was one OTHER agent who "left", but he had no choice: he DIED! Driver agent Thomas B. Shipman died on 10/14/63 of an alleged heart attack at Camp David:

Fellow driver agent Sam Kinney, who believed there was a conspiracy and that the back of JFK's head was blown out on 11/22/63 (and had possession of the piece of the back of the head on the C-130 plane heading back to D.C.), was one of the good guys (he was adamant to me--on three occasions--that he was solely responsible for the bubble top's removal, but I hold no suspicion towards him just the same. This was merely an option not explored, not a sinister removal, per se. Interestingly, according to Lawson, it was Kinney who found Shipman's body at Camp David):

SAIC of the driver detail Morgan Gies (photo, arrow) was in Washington and likewise garners no suspicion (fellow new driver agents Andrew Hutch [no photo available] and Henry Rybka [see below] also are not suspicious):

This leaves my third suspect (with Boring and Roberts, above), driver agent William R. "Bill" Greer, who drove President Kennedy quite ineptly and negligently during the assassination (see chapter 8 of my first book Survivor's Guilt for much more):

In keeping with the above, here are the new agents who effectively replaced the veterans who left:
Robert Kollar :

Robert Burke (Summer 1963):

Radford Jones (Summer 1963):

George Hickey (July 1963):

Robert Faison (September 1963):

Tim McIntyre (Fall 1963):

Chuck Zboril (Fall 1963):

Henry Rybka (Fall 1963):

William Straughn (10/17/63):

Dick Metzinger (11/10/63- interestingly, Metzinger's daughter told me that her dad was sent home unexpectedly on 11/21/63!):

Gerald O'Rourke (11/11/63):

Kent Jordan:

Ed Morey (11/20/63):

Dale Keaner (11/23/63):

Glenn Weaver (11/23/63):

Bill Livingood (11/23/63):

Not pictured: Bill Bacherman (11/10/63), John J. McCarthy (11/10/63), Roy "Gene" Nunn (11/11/63), Andrew Hutch (11/18/63), and Ken Thompson (11/23/63)
ALSO: PRS agent Glen Bennett was made a temporary White House Detail agent on 11/10/63, while fellow PRS agent Howard K. Norton [no photo available] was on both the Florida and Texas trips:

Please see:
SAIC of the VP LBJ detail Stu Knight (later the Director of the Secret Service from 1973-1981, replacing Rowley) was not on the Texas trip:

Knight's transfer was to have taken place 11/25/63. Knight's deputy, ASAIC of VP LBJ detail Rufus Youngblood took his place on the Texas trip (Youngblood, later the author of a 1973 book just re-released by his daughter, Twenty Years in the Secret Service, became the SAIC of the WHD and Assistant Director):

Treasury Secretary (and former OSS man) C. Douglas Dillon was on a crowded cabinet plane heading to Hawaii (then onto Japan) along with Press Secretary Pierre Salinger (a man agent Bob Lilley stated was extremely knowledgeable about motorcade security and planning, as they had worked with Pierre on many advances. In fact, Salinger stated in his 1997 book John F. Kennedy: Commander In Chief that he missed only “one or two trips” with JFK...Texas was one of them! ):

(Salinger's deputy, Andy Hatcher, also was not on the Texas trip)

As with Kellerman, another third stringer, Mac Kilduff, was on the trip, making his first major trip on his own!

In Dillon's place: Acting Secretary Gaspard d'Andelot Belin (General Counsel of the Treasury Department and married to one of the Bundy sisters):

Making his very first presidential trip (from the Washington D.C. field office, presumably): future CIA agent Roger Warner:

Two agents along on the trip because Jackie Kennedy was there: Clint Hill (who has said from day one in testimony, reports, and his books that the back of JFK's head was gone and that the wound in the back was a back wound, not a neck wound) and Paul Landis (who stated in two reports that one of the shots came from the front):

A racist agent from Mississippi
(confirmed by Abraham Bolden, Walt Coughlin and Clint Hill in the book Out From The Shadow) gone from the detail by 1961 or 1962 but still an active agent (most likely in the Birmingham, Alabama office) and a definite candidate for the mysterious agent on the knoll- Harvey Henderson:

San Francisco agent Elmer Moore (sometimes confusingly named a Dallas office agent) harassed the Parkland doctors (especially Dr. Perry) and got them to change their tune regarding the wounds. He harbored hatred toward JFK and would definitely be a possible fourth-line suspect:

Two agents who appear to have left the detail in 1962 to head toward field offices, Mike Mastrovito and Jack Warner, have colorful backgrounds. Mastrovito, like Warner above, became a CIA agent and ALSO controlled the JFK assassination file for the Secret Service for years, destroyed part of Kennedy's brain, and was interviewed by the ARRB. For his part, Warner became a decades-long spokesman and consultant for the Secret Service on everything from assassination attempt damage control (Ford, Reagan) to In The Line of Fire movie technical assistance:

Interestingly, Hillary Rodham Clinton's older first cousin (and "kinda uncle", as several people viewed him and actually referred to him as her uncle), Wade Rodham, was the SAIC of the Kennedy residence in Middleberg, VA (he was famous for being one of the agents who was decorated for protecting VP Nixon in Caracas. He was at Middleberg when the assassination happened. One wonders where he was when Bill Clinton met JFK at the White House...):

Rounding out the rest of the Kennedy detail (of no special note, other than Richard Johnsen, the official keeper of CE399):
Some final food for thought loose ends: