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Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Secret Service books & commentary by Vince Palamara

Vince Palamara says adamantly

My book, Survivor's Guilt; The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect The President, has been available since 1993 (and online since 2006) and is THE FIRST BOOK to explore, in detail, JFK's Secret Service agents AND GET THEM ON THE RECORD---Sam Kinney (died in 1997), Gerald Behn (died in 1993), Art Godfrey (died in 2002), Rufus Youngblood (died in 1996), Floyd Boring (died in 2008), Robert Bouck (died 2004), Lynn Meredith (died in 2008), and James Rowley (died in 1992), as well as Sam Sulliman, Larry Newman, Gerald O'Rourke, Tony Sherman, Robert Lilley, Winston Lawson, etc. etc. etc. Via phone, letter, e-mail, or all of the above, these gentleman, 70+ in all, conveyed their thoughts and feelings to me and answered my questions and inquiries. What makes MY work even more powerful is the fact that, unlike direct examination by friendly attorneys, my investigation was driven by a cross examination mindset, not to mention the fact that I was a total stranger contacting these men out of the clear blue; no rehearsal or script (or friendly editing, so to speak).

Vincent Palamara was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sociology.

Although not even born when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vince brings fresh eyes to an old case. In fact, Vince would go on to study the largely overlooked actions - and inactions - of the United States Secret Service in unprecedented detail, as well as achieving a world's record in the process, having interviewed and corresponded with over seventy former agents (the House Select Committee on Assassinations had the old record of 46 with a 6 million dollar budget and supboena power from Congress), not to mention many surviving family members, White House aides, and even quite a few Parkland and Bethesda medical witnesses for a corresponding project. The result was Survivor's Guilt; The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect The President, a very successful self-published book that sold thousands of copies in the 1990's before becoming a free online e-book in 2006.

In addition, the aforementioned corresponding project on the John F. Kennedy assassination medical evidence, JFK: The Medical Evidence Reference, Vince's second book, although almost an afterthought to Vince's main area of research, still sold hundreds of copies and was favorably mentioned in books by William Law, R. Andrew Kiel, James Fetzer, and even Vince Bugliosi. Like his first book, Vince's medical evidence tome became a free online e-book in 2006.

All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 50 JFK and Secret Service related books to date (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, The Secret Service: The Hidden History Of An Enigmatic Agency by Philip Melanson, and the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, among many others), often at length, in the bibliographies, and in the Secret Service - and even medical evidence - areas of these works.

Vince has appeared on the History Channel, local cable access television, YouTube, radio, newspapers, print journals, at national conferences, and all over the internet. Also, Vince's original research materials, or copies of said materials, are stored in the National Archives (by request under Deed Of Gift by the ARRB), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, the Assassination Archives and Research Center, and the Dallas Public Library.

Vince Palamara has become known (as he was dubbed by the History Channel in 2003) "the Secret Service expert." As former JFK Secret Service agent Joe Paolella proclaimed: "You seem to know a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I do," while fellow JFK Secret Service agent Chuck Zboril stated: "You might be helpful to the official Secret Service historian who works out of Washington!"

(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

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
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
[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)

[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)
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)]

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" [18 H 665-702; 5 H 459-461]:

Chief James J. Rowley-headed investigation [18 H 666-668];
SAIC of Dallas office Forrest V. Sorrels-reported to Rowley along with Inspector Gerard B. McCann [18 H 669-676; 681];
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 [18 H 678];
b) ASAIC Roy H. Kellerman- mentions agents Greer, Kinney, Duncan, Hall, and Grant: only Grant consumed alcohol [18 H 678];
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 [18 H 679];
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 [18 H 680];
e) ASAIC of V.P. Detail Rufus W. Youngblood-mentions agents Johns (ATSAIC), Kivett, Taylor, and Shannon: NONE of the V.P. Detail participated in the drinking incident [18 H 681-682]!

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 [18 H 682];
g) Andrew E. Berger-same as above [18 H 683];
h) Gerald S. Blaine-although he went to both establishments, Blaine states that he did NOT consume alcohol [18 H 683];
i) Paul A. Burns-although he went to the "Cellar", Burns (like Blaine) states that he did NOT consume alcohol [18 H 684];
j) David B. Grant-admitted to drinking a "scotch and soda" at the Fort Worth Press Club; went to the "Cellar" afterwards [18 H 684];
k) Clinton J. Hill-same as above [18 H 685];
l) Richard E. Johnsen-admitted to drinking "two beers" at the Fort Worth Press Club [18 H 686];
m) Paul E. Landis, Jr.-admitted to drinking a "scotch and soda" at the Fort Worth Press Club; went to the "Cellar" afterwards [18 H 687];
n) Donald J. Lawton-admitted to drinking "three beers" at the Fort Worth Press Club; went to the "Cellar" afterwards [18 H 687];
o) Ernest E. Olsson, Jr.-admitted to drinking "one and a half mixed drinks" at the Fort Worth Press Club [18 H 688];
p) Gerald W. O'Rourke-although he went to the "Cellar", O'Rourke (like Blaine and Burns above) states that he did NOT consume alcohol [18 H 689];
q) John "Jack" D. Ready-admitted to drinking "two beers" at the Fort Worth Press Club; went to the "Cellar" afterwards [18 H 690]
Conclusion-Rowley did not punish these men in any way whatsoever, even though (according to the Secret Service manual [18 H 665]) 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)
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

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)

"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]
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);

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

Other trips:

RIF # 154-10003-10012: Chicago, IL trip 3/23/63, Dedication of O’Hare Airport
WHD agents on trip: Grant (advance agent), Burke, Pontius, Lilley, Johnsen, Chandler, Giannoules, Lawton, Blaine, Lawson, Olsson, Burns, Paolella, Godfrey, Boring, Greer, Shipman, O’Leary
Chicago office agents: Hanly, Tucker, Martineau, Plichta, Bolden, Cross, Maynard, Stocks, Gorman, Noonan, Griffiths, Motto, McLeod, Russell, Strong
6 motorcycles surrounding limo, Lawton riding on (JFK’s side of) rear of limo, Mayor’s follow-up car with four detectives in ADDITION to SS follow-up car, police facing crowd (not JFK) on the route, noone permitted on overpasses except four policeman guarding them, press/photographers close to JFK, Hatcher with Kilduff
PRS: one threat.

Nashville, TN trip 5/18/63:Agent Paul Doster told the “Nashville Banner” back on 5/18/63 that“a complete check of the entire motorcade route” was done (also, “other [police] officers were assigned atop the municipal terminal and otherbuildings along the route. These men took their posts at 8 a.m. and remained at their rooftop stations until the president and his party passed”. In addition, a helicopter was used, similar to its use on 11/21/63 in San Antonio, Texas). Agents/ important personnel on this trip inc. Salinger, Behn, Kellerman, Greer, Roberts, DeFreese, Duncan, Chandler, Yeager, Nunn, O’Leary, Grant, Sulliman, Lawson, Olsson, Paolella, Burns, and DNC advance man Jerry Bruno. [Materials provided by researcher Bill Adams]

JFK's 11-state "Conservation Tour", 9/24/63-10/63---agents/ important personnel inc. Salinger, Behn, Godfrey, Blaine, Burns, Greer, Shipman, Bruno, Puterbaugh (Duluth, MN), Lawson, Foster, Roberts, Chandler, Burke, Lawton, & Rybka [see also HSCA interviews with Puterbaugh (4/14/78) and Bruno (12/13/77), as well as Bruno’s book “The Advance Man”]. Agents walked/ jogged beside JFK’s limousine+press bus closeby (on 9/25/63, Ashland, WI [film clip in “Executive Action”])

RIF #154-10002-10417: Philadelphia, PA trip 10/30/63
WHD agents on trip: Stout (advance agent), Godfrey, Faison, Behn, Greer, McIntyre, Burns, Giannoules, Paolella, Kinney, DeFreese, Payne, Duncan, Yeager, Zboril
Philadelphia office agents: Jordan, Kelly, Mesaros, Abel.
Close press/ photographers, Hatcher with Kilduff
PRS: two subjects;

RIF#154-10002-10418:Elkton, MD trip 11/14/63
Dedication of the Maryland-Delaware Turnpike
WHD agents on trip: Roberts (advance agent), Boring, Greer, Ready, Sulliman, Zboril, McIntyre, Berger, Morey, Jones, Kollar, Lawton [on faded part of list: Rybka (?)]
Baltimore office agents: Burger and Holmes
Philadelphia office agents: Abel, Kelly, Mesaros
PRS: one subject;

RIF#154-10002-10419:SECOND New York City trip 11/14-11/15/63
AFL-CIO Convention
WHD agents on trip: Godfrey (advance agent), Boring, Greer, Grant, McIntyre, Thompson, Sulliman, Roberts, Rybka [follow-up car], Bennett*(PRS), Jones, Berger, Morey, Kollar, O’Leary; Also: Paolella, Burns, Metzinger & O’Rourke [USSS RIF#1541-0001-10093: shift Report, 11/14/63]
NY office agents: Whitaker, Jukes, Gibbs, Gunthers, Sershen, Starr, Mayes, Ward, Phillips, Wong, Thomas, Douglas, Tully, Melchiori, Luzania
*PRS: Bouck notified on 11/11/63, the day after Bennett was “temporarily” assigned to the WHD from PRS, and Bennett was then dispatched to the President’s suite at the Carlyle Hotel, prior to JFK’s arrival on 11/14/63, “to conduct a technical survey”; detective follow-up car along with SS follow-up car, Salinger with Kilduff, close press/ photographers

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 (etc.) [Bennett-see Secret Service shift reports]
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
[NOTE: USSS RIF# 1541-0001-10082, Secret Service shift report dated 11/15/63 and written by David Grant, states that himself, Paolella, Burns, O’Rourke, and Metzinger arrived in Palm Beach via NY.Roberts’ shift report from the same day says as much: USSS RIF# 1541-0001-10081. However, none of these agent’s names show up on any of the FL survey reports. That said, the 11/18/63 shift report written by ATSAIC Godfrey (USSS RIF# 1541-0001-100650, states that himself, Burns, O’Rourke, and Metzinger departed Palm Beach at 9:30 a.m. for Washington, D.C. For his part, Paolella was heading out to Chicago to do advance work for a proposed trip to the city that JFK did not live to see, an apparent makeup date for the cancelled trip earlier in the month (USSS RIF# 1541-0001-100650)]

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 [Bennett-see Secret Service shift reports]
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 follow-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

ONLY ‘similarity’ to Dallas the author could find, and it involves a very secure location JFK visited—
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

List of author contacts & interviews (1990-2006 [for post 2006 contacts, see other blogs)

1) Gerald A. Behn (SAIC of WHD) 9/27/92-3 times
[Behn passed away 4/21/93]

2) Jean Brownell Behn-wife 11/18/95; 11/28/97-letter
[Also: 2000 e-mail from neighbor re: Mr. & Mrs. Behn]

3) Sandra Kane-daughter of Behn 8/8/95

4) Floyd M. Boring (ASAIC of WHD) 9/22/93; 3/4/94; 11/22/97-letter

5) Mrs. Roy (June) Kellerman, widow of Roy Kellerman (ASAIC of WHD) 3/2/92; 9/27/92; 12/2/97-letter
[Roy passed away 3/22/84]
[Also: letter to author from Harold Weisberg re: his contact with one of Roy's daughters 3/5/92]

6) Arthur L. Godfrey (ATSAIC of WHD) 5/30/96; 6/7/96; 11/24/97-letter
[Art passed away 5/12/02]

7) P. Hamilton Brown (WHD/ former Exec. Sec. of the AFAUSSS) 9/30/92

8) Richard E. Johnsen (WHD [CE399]) 9/29/92

9) Winston G. Lawson (WHD/advance agent) 9/27/92; 1/12/04, 1/20/04, 1/31/04, 2/17/04-letters

10) Donald J. Lawton (WHD) 11/15/95; 11/22/97-letter

11) Charles T. Zboril (WHD) 11/15/95

12) Wife of Chuck Zboril 11/15/95

13) Eve B. Dempsher (WHD Secretary) 11/19/97-letter

14) Richard Greer-son of William R. Greer (WHD/ Garage) 9/17/91; 10/7/91; 9/23/92
[William passed away 2/28/85]

15) Samuel A. Kinney (WHD) 10/19/92; 3/5/94; 4/15/94
[Sam passed away 7/21/97]

16) Hazel Kinney-wife 11/20/97-letter

17) Jacques Tangy-friend of Andy Hutch (WHD/ Garage) 7/27/96-letter
[Andy passed away 1991]

18) Robert I. Bouck (SAIC of PRS) 9/27/92

19) Mark Crouch-friend of James K. Fox (PRS) 1/28/92; 9/23/92
[Fox passed away 1987]

20) H. Stuart Knight (SAIC of V.P./LBJ) 10/22/92; 2/8/94

21) Rufus W. Youngblood (ASAIC of V.P.) 10/22/92; 2/8/94
[Rufus passed away 10/2/96]

22) Jerry D. Kivett (V.P./LBJ) 12/8/97, 2/18/04, 2/28/04-letters; e-mails, 2006; 2/7/04

23) G. d'Andelot “Don” Belin (General Counsel) 11/21/97-letter
[Belin passed away 4/15/03]

24) James J. Rowley (Chief) 9/27/92
[Rowley passed away 11/1/92]

25) John E. Campion-friend w/same name 11/20/97-letter
[The Agent John E. Campion passed away in the 1970's]

26) Michael W. Torina (Chief Inspector) 12/5/97, 2/23/04-letters

27) Abraham W. Bolden, Sr. (WHD/Chicago) 9/16/93, 4/10/94, & 8/8/03: calls;
9/10/93, 10/30/93, 12/13/93, 12/31/93, 8/94, 1/97, 7/04, 8/04, 9/04, Spring/ Summer 2005 and 2006: letters, e-mails and correspondence

28) Robert E. Lilley (WHD/Boston) 9/27/92; 9/21/93; 6/7/96; 3/29/04-letter

29) John Norris (Uniformed) 3/4/94
[Norris passed away 4/30/03]

30) Maurice G. Martineau (ASAIC, Chicago) 9/21/93; 6/7/96; 11/23/97-letter
[note: son Walt contacted the author via e-mail 9/04]
31) Forrest V. Sorrels (SAIC of Dallas) 1/28/92; 9/27/92
[Sorrels passed away 11/6/93]

32) Robert A. Steuart (Dallas) 10/22/92; 9/21/93

33) John Joe Howlett (Dallas) 11/26/97-letter

34) Bill Livingood (Dallas, later WHD) 11/92; 11/19/97-letter
[Also: friend Gary Rowell had spoken to him 11/91 and passed info. on to the author]

35) Gerald S. Parr (Nashville) 11/18/95

36) H. Terrence “Terry”Samway (Public Affairs) 1/16/98-letter

37) Gerald W. Bechtle (V.P./LBJ) 12/17/97-letter

38) Gerald W. Bechtle, Jr-son 6/29/01 & 11/03 e-mails

39) Cecil Stoughton (WH photographer) 12/2/95 and 11/20/97: letters

40) Martin E. Underwood (DNC advanceman) 10/9/92
[Underwood passed away 3/18/03]

41) Jacob L. Puterbaugh (DNC advanceman) 1/3/98-letter

42) David Powers (JFK aide) 9/10/93-letter
[Powers passed away 3/98]

43) Aubrey Rike (O'Neal Funeral Home) 11/22/97-video

44) Gerald Patrick Hemming (Intelligence) 2/10/92; 9/23/92

45) Rex W. Scouten (Secret Service/WHD) 5/28/98 and 9/98-letters

46) Joseph Paolella (WHD) 7/22/99-email; 3/24/04-letter

47) A. Dale Wunderlich (Secret Service/PRS) 10/9/99-email

48) Ronald M. Pontius (WHD) Oct. 2000 e-mail

49) Ken Wiesman (WHD) Oct. 2000 e-mail

50) J. Frank Yeager (WHD) 12/29/03 and 1/24/04- letters

51) Frank G. Stoner (Secret Service/PRS Liaison Officer/ WFO) 1/10/04, 1/21/04, 2/15/04, 2/28/04: letters (w/ pictures+book+report); 1/17/04, 1/18/04: calls; 1/18/04, 1/19/04, 1/21/04, 2/12/04, 2/14/04, 2/15/04, 2/17/04, 2/25/04, 2/26/04, 2/27/04, 2/28/04, 3/1/04, 12/2/04 (from wife Elaine): e-mails

52) J. Walter Coughlin (WHD) 1/15/04, 2/21/04: letters; 2/22/04, 2/23/04, 2/24/04, 2/25/04, 2/26/04, 2/27/04, 2/28/04, 2/29/04, 3/1/04, 3/10/04, 12/2/04, 1/20/05, 4/25/05, 4/26/05, 4/27/05, 4/28/05, 4/28/05, 5/3/05, 5/4/05, 5/5/05, 5/6/05, 5/7/05, 7/8/05, 7/9/05, 7/11/05, 7/15/05, various in 2006: e-mails

53) Gerald W. O’Rourke (WHD) 1/15/04 letter+2/11/04; 6/16/05, 6/17/05, 6/18/05, 7/23/05: e-mails

54) Winston J. Gintz (Secret Service/ St. Louis, MO Office) 2/11/04

55) Harry D. Anheier, Jr. (Son of the late agent, Harry D. Anheier, Sr.: Secret Service/ SAIC, Chicago & New Orleans) 2/11/04
[Harry D. Anheier, Sr. passed away in the late 1950’s]

56) Samuel E. Sulliman (WHD) 2/11/04

57) Kenneth S. Giannoules (WHD) 2/11/04

58) Thomas Lemuel “Lem” Johns (ATSAIC of V.P./ LBJ) 2/11/04

59) Frank D. Slocum (Secret Service/ Los Angeles Office) 1/16/04 letter

60) Radford W. “Rad” Jones (WHD) 1/16/04 letter

61) Darwin David Horn Sr. (Secret Service/ Los Angeles Office) 1/30/04, 2/14/04, 2/20/04, 2/22/04, 2/23/04, 2/24/04, 2/25/04, 2/26/04, 2/27/04, 2/28/04, 3/1/04, 3/2/04, 3/3/04, 3/8/04, 3/19/04, 3/26/04, 4/25/05, 4/27/05, 5/4/05: e-mails; 2/21/04: letter (+inscribed book)

62) Larry Newman (Secret Service/ WHD) 2/2/04-letter; 2/7/04, 2/12/04

63) Gerald S. Blaine (WHD) 2/7/04, 6/10/05; 6/12/05, 6/13/05, 7/9/05, 7/11/05: e-mails

64) Robert R. “Bob” Snow (Secret Service/WHD) 3/9/04-letter; 3/12/04, 12/2/04, 12/8/04, 12/9/04, 12/10/04, 12/20/04, 4/28/05: e-mails

65) Paul S. Rundle (V.P. LBJ Detail) 3/6/04-e-mail

66) Ernest E. Olsson, Jr. (WHD) 2/7/04

67) Talmadge W. Bailey (Secret Service/ Miami Office) 2/7/04

68) Vincent P. Mroz (Secret Service/WHD) 2/7/04

69) Anthony “Tony” Sherman (Secret Service/ WHD) 2/19/04- letter

70) Stanley B. Galup (Secret Service/ Special Officer, 1962-1985) 2/20/04-letter

71) Tom Heuerman (Secret Service, 1969-1971: Minnesota, Chicago, and temporary WHD assignment protecting Nixon around the world; also protected former V.P. Humphrey) 2/12/04-e-mail

72) Annie Stromberg re: Paul Landis (WHD: First Lady Detail) 4/6/99 e-mail
[Also: phoned Landis twice on 2/7/04: 2 unreturned messages; not inc. 2 unanswered letters]

73) Earl L. Drescher (Metropolitan Police Department, 5/30/56 to 4/25/70, rising to the position of Captain; Captain, WHP/ Uniformed Division, 4/26/70-May 1970; June 1970: became Deputy Chief of the Executive Protective Service: remained in this position until 4/1/73 when he became Chief; remained in this position until his retirement on 10/1/77; nephew of George Drescher, SAIC of WHD, FDR-Truman) 2/20/04-letter

74) Donald A. “Don” Stebbins (Secret Service/ current Exec. Sec. of the AFAUSSS) 2/27/04, 6/6/05: letters

75) William M. “Bill” McCord (Secret Service/ Miami office) 3/12/04-letter

76) Lynn S. Meredith (Secret Service/ WHD/ “Kiddie Detail”) 3/9/04, 5/22/05-letters

77) James R. “Jim” Goodenough (Secret Service/ V.P. LBJ Detail) 3/16/04-letter

78) Charles J. Marass (Secret Service) 3/25/04-letter

79) George D. Rogers (Assistant Director, Office of Government & Public Affairs) 6/14/05, 7/15/05: e-mails

80) Clinton J. Hill (WHD/ First Lady Detail) registered letter from author dated 6/1/05 (receipt signed 6/6/05); 6/13/05

81) William “Tim” McIntyre (WHD) 6/13/05

82) Dale Keaner (WHD) 6/13/05

83) Ed Morey (WHD) 6/13/05

84) John D. “Jack” Ready (WHD) 6/13/05

85) Mark Harmon (USSS) 2005 e-mails

86) Howell “Hal” Purvis (USSS) 2006 e-mails

87) Mike Maddaloni (WHD, Carter-Reagan) 2006 e-mails

88) Kent D. Jordan (WFO/ WHD) 6/13/05

89) DMN Kent Biffle (rode in local press pool car) 8/17/99 e-mail

90) Henry Burroughs 10/14/98 letter

91) DPD Marrion Baker 9/98 letter

92) DPD Samuel Q. Bellah 9/98, 3/20/04: letters

93) George Whitmeyer, Jr. the son of the late Lt. Col. George Whitmeyer
[Deceased 1978] 9/28/98 letter

94) Gary Beckworth, son of Congressman Lindley Beckworth
[Deceased 1984] 10/5/98 letter

95) Vincent Gullo (C-130) 8/27/98 letter

96) Milton T. Wright 8/98 letter & 9/3/98 e-mail

97) Bobbie Jacks, wife of the late Hurchel Jacks 8/31/98 letter
[Deceased 12/19/95]

98) DPD Stavis Ellis 9/8/98 letter

99-115 Parkland Hospital:

99) Dr. Charles Crenshaw 8/26/98 letter

100) Dr. Malcolm Perry 8/26/98 letter

101) Dr. Ronald Coy Jones 10/13/98 letter

102) Dr. Paul Peters 10/98 letter

103) Dr. Donald Seldin 8/27/98 letter

104) Dr. Donald T. Curtis 9/30/98 letter

105) Dr. Robert N. McClelland 9/98 letter

106) Nurse Patricia B. Gustafson (Hutton) 9/1/98 & 10/98 letter

107) Dr. Adolph Giesecke 10/98 letter

108) Mrs. Billie Martinets 9/8/98 letter

109) Dr. William Risk 9/8/98 letter

110) Dr. William Osborne 9/3/98 letter

111) Dr. Donald Jackson 9/8/98 letter

112) Dr. Boris Porto, son of Dr. Lito Porto 8/31/98 letter; 9/6/98 & 9/8/98

113) Dr. Earl F. Rose 9/4/98 letter

114) Dr. William H. Zedlitz 11/4/98 letter

115) Evalea Glanges 12/2/98 letter

163-117 Methodist Hospital

116) Dr. Gerard Noteboom 8/25/98 letter

117) William A. Harper 9/15/98 letter

118-127 Bethesda (autopsy)

118) Jerrol Custer (Bethesda X-ray tech) 11/22/91-video; 11/23/91; 3/15-3/16/98-video [Deceased July 2000]

119) Chester Boyers 8/25/98 letter

120) Richard Lipsey 9/98 letter

121) John T. Stringer, Jr. 9/2/98 letter

122) James W. Sibert 9/1/98 letter

123) MRS. Layton Ledbetter 9/98 letter
[Deceased 2/14/97]

124) Don Rebentisch 9/1/98 letter

125) Dr. James J. Humes 9/98 letter

126) Paul K. O'Connor 10/6/98 letter

127) Jan Gail "Nick" Rudnicki 9/98 letter

128) Cortlandt Cunningham (FBI; Limousine, White House garage) 9/14/98 letter

129) Sarah McClendon (Press Corps) 10/95

130) Beverly Oliver (witness) 11/22/97-video

131) Shari Angel/Weston (Ruby stripper) 11/22/97-video

132) Palmer McBride (LHO friend) 11/22/97

133) Madeleine Duncan Brown (LBJ mistress) 11/22/97

134) Tony Zappone (photographer, 11/18/63, Tampa, FL) 12/18/03 (+several e-mails Dec. 2003)

135) Jack Moseley (reporter in Fort Worth) 12/18/03-email

136) Congressman Samuel M. Gibbons (Florida) 1/15/04 letter

Note: This list does not include many attempted/ unsuccessful (primary and follow-up) contacts and unanswered letters from many others (inc. these Secret Service & related contacts: Toby Chandler, Donald Bendickson, George Weisheit, Bob Burke, Robert Melchiori, Robert Lockwood, John Giuffre, John Powers, John Simpson, Milton Scheuerman, Lynn E. Meredith [different agent than Lynn S. Meredith], Sal Mazzuca, Gerard McCann, Robert Faison, Alwyn Dickerson, Robert Jamison, Jerry Bruno, Robert Powis, Chuck Vance, Mrs. Mary Finger [Bill Greer’s second wife], Mrs. Emory Roberts [Betty], the family of the late Bert deFreese, James Mastrovito, Thomas Wells, Adrian Vial, Nemo Ciochina, Gene Wofford, George Sershen, Roy Nunn, William Duncan, Victor Gonzalez, Ron Williams and Robert L. DeProspero (two attempts)