9/11/2021: twenty years later.

 NEVER FORGET. 

Here are some of my Facebook posts from 2015-2020:

Here’s a 9/11 story that will boggle your mind- the old show “Inside Edition” had a small panel of 4 people around late 2001/early 2002 who were fired the day BEFORE 9/11 at two different investment companies in the WTC. Two of the four went to counseling because they harbored hatred and ill will toward their former boss and co-workers…most of whom died the next day! Talk about a shock!

NOW 9/11 feels like a long time ago. The first 5-10 years, it seemed like yesterday (and, during the first 5 years, I kept the expecting the other shoe to drop). When I see the video of the stunned crowds now, with their somewhat dated hairstyles, clothes, glasses, antenna cell phones (no texting or net on them then), transistor radios, Matt Lauer with hair, etc….it feels a while ago now.

Trivia—-the big news item pre-9/11: the Gary Condit scandal. Novelty item: the silly talking fish. Artists: Ricky Martin, Britney Spears; saw lots of people jogging with their portable CD players. Video stores still had VHS and dvd. Rentals were big. Yahoo profiles were the pre-MySpace social media of the time (people would post a photo or two and write “call me on my cell”). Instant Messenger. People complaining that Bush was always down in Crawford, Texas.

Eerie/ unusual 9/11 true stories: –

-one sister was on the plane that hit the first tower and her other sister was in the building;

-a Summer intern who worked in the first tower was also on the plane that hit the very same tower;

-actor Mark Wahlberg was scheduled to be on the plane heading out of Boston but didn’t make the flight (he still has the ticket);

-a 1973 graduate of Bethel Park High School, Ken Waldie, was also on that first plane that hit the tower (my brother graduated in 1974 and knew him only in passing);

-by hitting the towers so early in the morning and so high, thousands of lives were saved. Many people sauntered into work later and, of course, the higher the hits on the towers, the less affected. If they would have hit lower and perhaps an hour later, tens of thousands would have died;

-the Battle of Antietam during the civil war actually had more casualties (!);

-Monday Night Football saved lives: several male survivors said they started out for work late because they stayed up late and slept in because of the game!

-only a few short weeks before, NBC Nightly News started their broadcast with a profile on Osama Bin Laden and his general threat on America. A co-worker of mine said to me “that is the guy I told you about from that article in Newsweek.” I vividly remember laughing at him and saying “yeah, this guy in a cave scares me.” A few weeks later…

-the plane that crashed in Shanksville, PA passed over my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA;

-the only person perhaps “relieved” by the massive distraction of the news: Congressman Gary Condit. He was the number one story in the news because of the disappearance of his intern Chandra Levy (Levy was having an affair with him);

-several employees of a firm in the second tower were fired on 9/10/2001. One had to go to counseling because he wished ill on everyone in his department: many died the next day!Watching these 9/11 specials made me think of several things:1) for years after, we were all waiting for the other shoe to drop (more terrorism)…it hasn’t happened;2) the patriotic feeling in the country in the short weeks afterward disappeared ever since;3) how the early part of a decade still feels like the previous decade. Until 11/22/63, it felt like the 1950’s; the early 1990’s felt like the late 1980’s; and so on;4) the talking fish, the Gary Condit scandal, the Tom Green Show, boy bands, Britney and Christina, and Ricky Martin- all in that pre-9/11 era of late 1999-9/10/01;5) the battle of Antietam had more casualties than 9/11. Everyone thought 20-50 thousand died on 9/11 in those short hours after the buildings collapsed. The terrorists made two strategic mistakes: they aimed too high and began their attack too early in the morning before many people truly sauntered into work;6) MSNBC had nearly continuous coverage of the clean up. Ground Zero smoldered well into 2002;7) 9/11 ushered in constant “breaking news” and the rolling ticker at the bottom of the screen (at least on a more regular basis);8)thousands of people have died since from 9/11-related illnesses. 9) I wonder how many anonymous people in this coverage have since died of natural causes, etc.10) Cell phones were boring back then- no texting and no net

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VINCE PALAMARA: VERIFIED ON GOOGLE

I don’t have enough followers to get verified on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, but I DID get verified on Google.

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Author Donald Jeffries debunks ZERO FAIL quoting from my work

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JFK DID VERY WELL WITH 142 PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIANS-#8

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Vince Palamara’s main SECRET SERVICE blog: JFK, ZERO FAIL, The Kennedy Detail, and more: 142 Presidential historians have spoken: President Kennedy (JFK) #8; FDR #3; Lincoln #1; TR #4; Truman #6; Obama #10; Trump #41 haha

 Trump debuts at 41st in C-SPAN presidential rankings – POLITICO

Total Scores/Overall Rankings | C-SPAN Survey on Presidents 2021 | C-SPAN.org

LINCOLN, FDR, TR, TRUMAN, JFK, AND OBAMA (MY FAVORITE PRESIDENTS) DID VERY WELL!

—ALSO:

Best presidents list – CBS News

4/22/21
JFK-10

OBAMA-17

TRUMP-42

Experts Rank The Best U.S. Presidents of All Time | Stacker

9/13/20
JFK-8

OBAMA-12

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Kennedys And King – Zero Fail

Kennedys And King – Zero Fail: Déjà vu All Over Again

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I am mentioned in “the number one best-selling book on planet Earth at the moment”! Zero Fail

The plot thickens—#158 book I am in (that I know of)…and it is a doozy! OMG! I am in “the number one best-selling book on planet Earth at the moment”, according to CNN (and as echoed by other networks)!! The three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author (who is getting massive publicity, as she did for her #1 book on Trump) appeared, at first glance, to have ignored my work. She thanks Clint Hill, Gerald Blaine, Tim McIntire, Larry Newman, Win Lawson and several other non-JFK era agents. After a quick perusal, it looked like nada for me…then I get to page 504…, referencing my last (fourth) book! Not happy about the blaming-JFK part (no doubt influenced by her personal interviews with Blaine et al), but I cannot lie (and sorry if this seems hypocritical or contradictory): this is kinda cool (!)

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ZERO FAIL IS AN EPIC FAIL (long version) JFK did NOT order the agents off his limo! THE AGENTS SPEAK

ZERO FAIL IS AN EPIC FAIL (long version) JFK did NOT order the agents off his limo! THE AGENTS SPEAK – YouTube

ZERO FAIL IS AN EPIC FAIL (long version) JFK did NOT order the agents off his limo! THE AGENTS SPEAK: Secret Service agents Sam Kinney, Floyd Boring, Gerald Behn and others debunk the claim in ZERO FAIL that President Kennedy ordered the agents away from the limo

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MY 5 BOOKS ON AMAZON-HONEST ANSWERS, WHO’S WHO IN THE SECRET SERVICE, THE NOT SO SECRET SERVICE, JFK: FROM PARKLAND TO BETHESDA, AND SURVIVOR’S GUILT

HONEST ANSWERS ABOUT THE MURDER OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY:

Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F. Kennedy: A New Look at the JFK Assassination: Palamara, Vincent Michael: 9781634243346: Amazon.com: Books

WHO’S WHO IN THE SECRET SERVICE:

Who’s Who in the Secret Service: History’s Most Renowned Agents: Palamara, Vincent: 9781634241816: Amazon.com: Books

THE NOT-SO-SECRET SERVICE:

The Not-So-Secret Service: Agency Tales from FDR to the Kennedy Assassination to the Reagan Era: Palamara, Vincent: 9781634241205: Amazon.com: Books

JFK: FROM PARKLAND TO BETHESDA:

JFK: From Parkland to Bethesda: The Ultimate Kennedy Assassination Compendium: Palamara, Vincent: 9781634240277: Amazon.com: Books

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: Palamara, Vincent: 8601421572019: Amazon.com: Books

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Major Secret Service book coming 5/18/21 from renowned Pulitzer Prize winning author Carol Leonnig ZERO FAIL- I better be mentioned!

If you are going to share on Facebook, please use this URL instead: Vince Palamara’s main SECRET SERVICE blog: JFK, The Kennedy Detail, and more: Major Secret Service book coming 5/18/21 from renowned Pulitzer Prize winning author Carol Leonnig ZERO FAIL- I better be mentioned!

She is starting with the failure of the Secret Service on 11/22/63. Well, I have three books written between 2013-2018 on this subject (Survivor’s Guilt, The Not-So-Secret Service, and Who’s Who in the Secret Service [not including two other books in 2015 and 2021]), not to mention three prominent television/DVD/Blu Ray appearancesThe Men Who Killed Kennedy (2003, on You Tube ever since, and on Newsmax TV 2019-2020), A Coup in Camelot (2016 and available on Amazon Prime ever since), and the DVD about renowned agent Robert DeProspero called  The Man Behind The Suit (Associate Producer; also on You Tube) [not including the credits to the DVD JFK: The Final Hours]. I am also on a 2021 Channel 5 UK documentary.


In addition, I am mentioned in books by former Secret Service agents Tom Sloan (Guardians of Democracy), Gary Byrne (Secrets of the Secret Service), Gerald Blaine (The Kennedy Detail and the documentary, albeit unnamed) and Dan Emmett (original edition of Within Arm’s Length), not to mention Professor Philip Melanson’s major book on the Secret Service called The Secret Service: The Hidden History of an Enigmatic Agency (2003; updated 2005). I am also mentioned in the Assassination Records Review Board’s Final Report from 1998 (regarding my Secret Service interviews),not to mention renowned author Mark Lane’s book Last Word (Secret Service chapters), as well as over 150 other author’s books (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, a mention in Larry Sabato’s 2013 work The Kennedy Half-Century [regarding Blaine] and being mentioned on 16 pages of  Jesse Ventura’s 2013 book entitled They Killed Our President).
I also appeared alongside former agents Gerald Blaine and Clint Hill [via video] on C-SPAN in 2010 (also a DVD and on You Tube ever since) and Clint Hill himself further mentioned me in another C-SPAN appearance in 2012 (also a DVD and on You Tube ever since).


Last but certainly not least, I am mentioned a couple times in a prominent 10/17/2014 Vanity Fairarticle entitled Could The Secret Service Have Saved J.F.K.? which has been online ever since, as well as a directly related Irish Central article from 11/18/18 that has been online ever since. In fact, I am even in the bibliography of the book written by the author of the article, Susan Cheever, entitled Drinking in America-Our Secret History. Finally, I was mentioned several times in a major February 2010 COINage Magazine article about the Secret Service which included input from Secret Service officials.
Oh, and another thing: my work is very prominently featured all over the internet (multiple blogs, You Tube, etc.), including mentions in five Wikipedia Secret Service related entries.


I interviewed and corresponded with approximately 80 former agents + family members, not to mention many other principal people of importance.

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ERRATA SHEET FOR MY NEW BOOK HONEST ANSWERS ABOUT THE MURDER OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY (COMING 3/19/21)

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I don’t care what book you read- they all have errors. Either spelling/typos, grammar, or factual errors, they exist, to a greater or less degree, in every book I have ever read, perhaps especially in non-fiction books. When you have a lengthy book dealing with so many facts, allegations and sources, inevitably something slips thru that is in error to some degree or another that either you or your editor miss, even in spite of multiple checks and so forth. There are also myriad unforeseen circumstances.

With that said, here is a list of the ones I have caught that should be corrected in future editions. If I find any more I will add them:

Page 6: inconsequential, but my 1995 COPA photo is dark. This was a grainy color video photo that became dark when printed in black and white;

Page 20, footnote 103: wish—should be which

Pages 20-21: THREE of the four never before published (the last one I have seen before)

Pages 24 and 344: While I did first hear of this Dr. Horsley from Matt Douthit, it actually originated from the 2013 book We We There (I don’t own the book, so Matt was MY source)

Page 26: the first photo of Winston Lawson from 2003 does not, in actual fact, depict him demonstrating the JFK head wound. The 2013 photo does, while the footnote depicts him stating that the back of Kennedy’s head was gone. I have the 2013 video on my You Tube channel, while I literally saw with my own eyes the Virginian-Pilot article mentioned in the footnote (and which is also referenced in my first and second books). Long story short: someone sent me the screen shot from Lawson’s lengthy 2003 Sixth Floor interview (as shown on C-SPAN) and, since I already knew of what he conveyed in 2010 and 2013, I assumed that the screen shot merely was yet another depiction of the former agent demonstrating the location of the JFK head wound. Researcher/author Will O’Halloran brought to my attention on 3/17/21 that, in actual fact, Lawson was merely scratching his head! Good news: the publisher has stated that he will eliminate the first 2003 image. I suppose the lesson to be learned: even if it looks legit, unless you yourself see or hear it, don’t make the mistake of assuming a still image conveys what you think it does.

Secret Service agent Winston Lawson: JFK head wound – YouTube

Do you remember where you were? He does: With JFK – The Virginian-Pilot (pilotonline.com)

Secret Service agent Winston Lawson- too fast of a shooting sequence – YouTube

Page 32: Elmer (for Elmer Moore) [first name omitted, but added soon after]

Page 36: Evalea Glanges technically a medical student then, not a nurse

Page 132: relatively inconsequential (both dates soon after the assassination), but which is it: 11/27/63 or 12/2/63? When now-retired researcher Bill Adams forwarded me this information (text only; not the actual doc) in an e-mail back in 1999 (that is referenced in my first book, page 306), he included the detail that the calls were received on 11/27/63, based off what he described as “FBI report dated 11/27/63” and the text is shorter and appears to be a summary of this more detailed two-page document. It could very well be that the calls were received on 11/27/63 and the date of the report (or both reports) was 12/2/63. In any event, I received the date 11/27/63 from Adams [as a side note, I have been unable to find Bill Adams since I lost touch with him about 20 years ago]

Page 143: “…NORTH Vietnamese Army (NVA)…” Should be “…SOUTH Vietnamese Army (SVA)…”

[as Deb Galentine says: “That’s a very important distinction. The NVA fought like tigers. The SVA just were not that into it. Diem controlled the SVA, not the NVA. We were “training” the SVA, as much as we could without Diem’s commitment to taking over the war.”]

Page 153: the “ominous statement” part of the Robinson entry (the tail end) has been debunked by Matt Douthit. I got this not only from author Doug Horne of the ARRB (in his referenced book) but also from respected researcher and Lifton aide Wallace Milam (from his COPA 1994 appearance) and at least one other medical researcher (Dr. Gary Aguilar, I think), so I thought it could be trusted. It turns out “the time the people moved [etc.]” statement is just an innocent thought, although, in abbreviated form, it appears alarming.

Page 261: Reporter Robert Clark of ABC was also there on 11/22/63 (albeit in a car traveling through the area) and on 6/4/68…but he was an officially-assigned famous reporter, not a “regular” person, let alone a suspicious one with ties to the Mafia and David Ferrie!

Near bottom of page 312: whew should be when

Page 383: Marie Tippit died 3/2/21

Page 384: Bill Duncan died 3/14/21

In the “nitpicking” category-

Chapter 9 (pages 293-365/ 202 entries):

#37 Royce Skelton: While he seems to be describing TWO missed shots and a possible fourth shot, he does not state they came from the front; still valuable, though

NOTE: I was also told by one reader that the newspaper articles are mostly illegible on the kindle version, as opposed to the clarity on the paperback version. This could be the model of the kindle, but it is duly noted.

REGARDING PAGES 163 AND 236:

Deb responds: “I believe info about Ruth’s trip is in Douglass’ “JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters.” The road-trip Ruth took to visit her sister in 9/1963 is common knowledge; I believe it’s a part of Ruth’s WC testimony or HSCA testimony because it pertained to her dropping off Marina, et al, at LHO’s place in LA. Ruth’s sister’s name was Sylvia Hoke & her employment with CIA is a matter of record. I do not recall saying that Ruth visited her sister at CIA headquarters. She may have. But Ruth stayed with her sister in VA, according to Ruth. IOW, Ruth visited her sister who worked at CIA headquarters. Whether or not Ruth traipsed across the seal on the floor of CIA headquarters is unknown. Here is documentation of Ruth’s sisters’ CIA employment.

Ruth’s sisters’ full name was “Sylvia Hyde Hoke.” I don’t know if she is still living. Ruth’s father also had intelligence connections.

Ruth still admits to visiting her sister in Sept. 1963. This is from a Village Voice article July 29, 2020. Seems Ruth is still pumping her cover story. 

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Jim DiEugenio responds below:

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