MY 5 BOOKS + DVD/BLU RAY. I AM ALSO ON NEWSMAX TELEVISION (OCT-DEC 2019; JANUARY 2020 and beyond). They are rebroadcasting my episode of THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY, a massive ratings and DVD bonanza for the History Channel back in 2003

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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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Secret Service agent in iconic LBJ photos, Lem johns, dies

Secret service agent in iconic LBJ photos, Lem Johns, dies

Johns' son, Jeff, and grandson Mike also have served in the Secret Service

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding and informative! May 21, 2013


I was quite impressed with this movie/ dvd- great use of films and photos, many of which are previously unreleased, as well as the obvious love and care put into this production. This is an informative, moving tribute to the esteemed former Secret Service agent Thomas L "Lem" Johns. In addition to lengthy, thought-provoking interviews with the man himself, we are also treated to interviews with Lem's wife of over 65 years, Nita, as well as former agents Joseph Novak and Terry Oden.

Known for his presence in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63 when JFK was assassinated, Johns offers some surprising and interesting revelations about exactly where he thought the shots were coming from that day, as well as the notion that he was allegedly the "agent" of unknown repute on the knoll. In addition, we learn about Lem's pre-agency career as an Alcohol and Tax (later known as the ATF) agent, as well as his illustrious Secret Service career protecting Ike, Nixon, JFK, and, of course, LBJ. There is much to learn and admire in this entertaining presentation, an obvious labor of love for the producer (s).

As well as his own legacy, Lem's son Jeff served 20 years in the Secret Service and now works for the Department of Homeland Security, while Lem's grandson Michael has been in the Secret Service for over 15 years now; impressive. I spoke to Lem on the phone in 2004 and I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the living legacy he has bestowed upon the agency. There have been Johns in the Secret Service since the 1950's!

You can do no wrong in purchasing this extremely well done dvd. I am very glad I did!
Thomas Lemuel "Lem" Johns Obituary Guest Book "Nita and family, I'm so sorry for your loss!Thomas Lemuel "Lem" Johns, age 88, passed away peacefully the afternoon of Saturday, May 10, 2014. Lem was the son of Dr. Lemuel Jefferson Johns and Mattie Lucille Creel. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in Norwood and Roebuck . Lem attended Woodlawn High School, was a member of the Woodlawn Hall of Fame and graduated in 1943. He served in World War II as an Aviation Cadet with the U.S. Naval Air Corps from 1943 to 1947. Lem attended the University of Alabama where he studied law, was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity, and met Nita Parker, the love of his life and eventual wife. He joined the City of Birmingham and served as a firefighter until 1950, when he returned to Howard College (now Samford University) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. After graduating from college, he joined the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as a criminal investigator in 1952, where he was a force to be reckoned with during the moonshine era. In 1954, Lem joined the U.S. Secret Service and served in the Birmingham, Atlanta, and Chicago offices. He served in the White House during the last two years of President Eisenhower's term and then with President Nixon. He served as the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge on Vice President's Lyndon Johnson's detail and was in Dallas on the fateful day in history when President Kennedy was shot. He is seen in the famous photo of President Johnson being sworn in on Air Force One, directly behind Mrs. Kennedy. In 1965, Lem became Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division, also known as the President's Detail. In 1967, he became the Assistant Director of Protective Forces where he implemented and oversaw improvements to the Secret Service. Lem was known in the Secret Service for his "get things done" mentality. In 1969, Lem moved back to Birmingham, to be near family, where he became the Special Agent in Charge of the Birmingham Field Office. Lem remained in this position until he retired in 1976. He was a legend in Secret Service lore and was followed in the Service by his son Jeff, who protected President's Ford, Carter and Reagan and now by his grandson, Michael, who has protected President's Bush and Obama. After retiring from the USSS, Lem went on to serve as the Executive Officer and Special Assistant to Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Joseph Califano, from 1977-1980. Lem and Nita lived in the Inverness community where he was instrumental in spearheading the formation of the Shelby Co. Salvation Army. Lem was also active in the Veterans of WWII group and the Woodlawn High School Alumni group. He has received many awards over his career, both in the Secret Service and private sector. He was a much sought after speaker for many groups in both the Jefferson County and Shelby County areas. He was active in his Veterans of WWII group and always stood proudly on their Veterans Day float in the Birmingham parade. He and Nita were active in the Woodlawn High School Alumni group and never failed to miss a luncheon. All who met Lem would describe him as a true gentleman. He treated everyone with respect and dignity no matter their race, gender, occupation or education. He was kind, caring, loving, generous, and honorable to all. He stood boldly for what is just and right with the full shield of God's grace at his side. He gave to those in need and felt that it was his privilege and honor to speak for those with no voice or resources. His sense of duty was deep, clear, and forthright. Lem is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nita Parker Johns, one son, Joseph Jefferson Johns, 3 grandchildren, Michael, Jill, and Brent, 5 great grandchildren, and a host of loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 13 at Johns-Ridout's Elmwood Chapel from 5:30 – 7:30PM. The memorial service will be Wednesday, May 14 at 11:00AM at the Elmwood Chapel followed by burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Donations can be mailed to Wounded Warrior Project , P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or made online at - See more at:
His son, Jeff, was on President Ronald Reagan’s Secret Service detail, and his grandson Michael was on the detail for President George W. Bush and for President Obama until 2010.

When Mrs. Johnson died in Texas in July 2007, Mr. Johns represented President George W. Bush in paying respects as she lay in repose.

Kennedy's Secret Service and other eras

Kennedy's Secret Service and other eras

Friday, May 2, 2014

Vincent Gullo and the C-130 crew

Vincent Gullo and the C-130 crew
11/22/63, C-130, David Conn, Frank Roberson, Hershal Woosley, JFK, Roland Thomason, Stephen Bening, vince palamara, Vincent Gullo, Wayne Schake


KINNEY, HICKEY, SS-100-X. SS-679-X, +



CAPT. ROLAND H. THOMASON (PILOT) [18 H 730 (Kinney); CD80];


[Schake: unanswered letter from Vince Palamara 1998]


[Gullo: 8/27/98 letter to Vince Palamara---I wrote "Sam [Kinney] told me that a) he found the piece of the right rear of President Kennedy's skull on the C-130 while en route back to AAFB after the tragedy and b) that one of you guys got sick from seeing the rear of the limouisne with all the blood and gore…do you remember any of these specific events?"Gullo responded: "…I am totally familiar with the facts as you outline them…This was a bench mark in my life and I have shared my thoughts on this incident with few individuals---mostly federal agents. I am sure you can understand my reluctance to entertain your questions given the sensitivity of the matter even to this date."(emphasis added); Gullo did not respond to my follow-up letter; see also “The Great Zapruder Film Hoax” by James Fetzer (2003)]


[Woosley: unanswered letter from Vince Palamara 1998]




[other names via Sam Kinney/copy of flight manifest---also found in CD 3 exhibits-LBJ Library. This manifest was also referred to in George Hickey’s report dated 11/30/63 (18 H 761, 764) but was not included in the volumes]


(Kinney finds the back part of JFK’s skull lying in the rear of the car and puts in a phone patch to Dr. Burkley aboard Air Force One hours before “official” limousine inspection)
Published on Apr 1, 2014
Information is being sought on the 22 Nov 1963 C-30 flight from Love Field, Dallas that transported JFK's 'death car" & the SS 'Queen Mary' from Love Field, Dallas. KLRD TV, Dallas briefly showed the aircraft during the beginning of its live JFK AF-1 arrival coverage (the on air reporter mis-identified the plane as a 2-engine C-123). SS agent Samuel Kinney annotated in his 30 Nov 1963 SS statement that the aircraft departed Love Field with JFK's touring car & the SS 'Queen Mary' onboard at 3:35 PM CST & landed at Andrews AFB at 8:05 EST, but it is not logged in the 1254th ATW logbook as having arrived anytime 22-23 Nov 1963 at Andrews AFB.

If you were onboard that flight (tail # 12373) assigned to the 76th Transport Sqdn, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina or have any information concerning that flight & the experiences of the crew please contact:

Points of Contact:
Greg Burnham (website):
Jefferson Morley (website): (email):
Bill Kelly & Ed Primeau (website blog):

A grateful salute to webmaster Robin Unger, who provided the JFK parade car C-130 upload photo. Visit, learn from Robin & share info with him here:

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Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy

Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy