BUILDING ROOFTOPS WERE REGULARLY GUARDED DURING THE JFK ERA!

BUILDING ROOFTOPS WERE REGULARLY GUARDED DURING THE JFK ERA!

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE (See also my first book Survivor’s Guilt and especially the entire chapter devoted to this subject in THE NOT-SO-SECRET SERVICE)

First, some precedent- FDR era:

Truman era:

Ike era:

Syndicated news story Summer 1963. Interestingly, many articles did not carry the highlighted information:

Milwaukee May 1962:

New York trip 1963:

Paris trip 1961

Caracas Dec 1961:

Chief Inspector Michael Torina, WHO WROTE THE SECRET SERVICE MANUAL, and Chief James Rowley (pictured) contributed to this 1962 book:

TAMPA, FL 11/18/63. Motorcycle officer Russell Groover confirmed to me that all multi-story buildings on the 28-MILE LONG MOTORCADE, the LONGEST DOMESTIC MOTORCADE JFK EVER UNDERTOOK (second only to the foreign trip to Berlin), were guarded by heavily armed officers. This Secret Service survey report was written by Frank Yeager and GERALD BLAINE OF KENNEDY DETAIL infamy! Author Larry Sabato, based on my tip (he acknowledges me in his book), contacted Blaine and called him out on this. Baine lamely stated that they didn’t have the manpower in Dallas—-a far shorter motorcade (only 10 miles)—to do what they did four days earlier in Tampa:

11/21/63 SAN ANTONIO- VIEW FROM POLICE HELICOPTER!

11/22/63 Fort Worth (JFK Historian Mark Henderson from Australia):

Former Secret Service Chief U.E. Baughman, author of the 1962 book SECRET SERVICE CHIEF, came clean in early December 1963…I guess this is why he wasn’t called before the Warren Commission:

Chicago 3/23/63:

Pittsburgh, PA October 1962:

Official Getty Images caption: McKeesport High School marching band lining up preparing to march, with sharpshooters on roof tops and billboard for Union Clothing Co., during President Kennedy campaign stop, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, October 13, 1962. (Photo by Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris/Teenie Harris Archive/Carnegie Museum of Art/Getty Images)

Another New York trip:

Nashville Agent Paul Doster, a former JFK White House Detail agent, told the “Nashville Banner” back on 5/18/63:
“a complete check of the entire motorcade route” was done. Also, Doster noted that “Other [police] officers were assigned atop the municipal terminal and other buildings 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.”
UPDATE: The 2013 book from the Nashville Tennessean JFK IN NASHVILLE provides the corroboration/ text in question and more:

Pueblo, CO 1962:

Washington, D.C. May 1961—police guard rooftops, line the streets and face the crowds with their military counterparts. Flatbed truck also visible.

Billings, MT September 1963:

Duluth, MN 9/25/63:

Ireland June 1963:

Miami, FL 11/18/63:

Germany June 1963:

Seattle, WA November 1961:

Alabama 1963:

Washington, D.C. 1962—JFK uses the old Ike bubble top limousine as police are on rooftops and lining the street.

Inaugural:

After the fact excuses (that still demonstrate that guarding buildings and rooftops was performed):

 

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I Was A Middle-Aged JFK Lone-Nutter (Briefly) By Vince Nitwit (me)

I Was A Middle-Aged JFK Lone-Nutter (Briefly) By Vince Nitwit (me)

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Yes, you read that right: for one brief, non-shining moment in 2007, I was swayed (groomed?) by Vince Bugliosi, one of my then-idols for his many non-JFK books: I am posting this (and the above modified meme) because someone recently “found out” that I had once changed my mind. Well, I still believed there were multiple conspiracies to kill Kennedy…I was swayed into thinking Oswald beat them all to the punch via Bugliosi’s book. And, when I received a personal letter from him before I was even finished reading his massive tome, I was sold. Life is all the context of the times—I was then recently divorced (since happily remarried), somewhat down on my luck (I never thought I would publish a book, let alone four), and was burned out on the case. My hero from the OJ and Manson murder books–Vincent Bugliosi–asked me for a blurb for the paperback version of his book (he told me it would be out in mid-late 2007). By the time the blurb came out, I came to my senses and denounced what I conveyed to him…but the damage was done. Too late; the blurb appeared in not only Four Days In November (May 2008). To my chagrin, it ALSO appeared in Parkland in 2013! Yikes!I know Pat Speer said he once changed his mind (I think he said as much on this forum). Deb Galentine, a pro-conspiracy researcher I also greatly respect, told me she also briefly changed her mind. I know a couple people who will never admit it, but they were swayed by POSNER’s book when they first read it (before the many scathing reviews came out). Heck, even in the movie “JFK”, Jim Garrison/ Kevin Costner says at one point “Maybe Oswald is who everyone says he is and I am just being dumb about it.”My point is this: I am very open-minded (perhaps to a fault) and, since I am in somewhat of a unique situation (my research does not stand or fall based on Oswald acting alone or not), it was easy to be star struck by one of my heroes who was requesting a blurb for his forthcoming paperback book. The stars lined up in the wrong way; the imperfect storm, so to speak.I rarely get any flack over this now, although I know Walt Brown, Charles Drago and a couple others held it against me and probably still do. Oh, well: I own my mistakes.I just wanted to vent here for the record so any stragglers out there are not in the dark. Vince Palamara

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“The Deputy Interviews: The True Story of J.F.K. Assassination Witness and Former Dallas Deputy Sheriff Roger Dean Craig.”

I HIGHLY recommend this fabulous book by Steve Cameron called “The Deputy Interviews: The True Story of J.F.K. Assassination Witness and Former Dallas Deputy Sheriff Roger Dean Craig.” I have reads hundreds of books on or related to the assassination of President Kennedy and this one is up there with the best! Very well written, entertaining, and INFORMATIVE; not the same ole same ole. You can obtain the book by writing directly to Steve Cameron via his official website:

https://stevecameronproductions.com/

 

 

 

 

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“My father felt very extremely guilty because he had planned the route of the Dallas trip”

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/07/us/winston-lawson-secret-service-agent-obit/index.html

“My father felt very extremely guilty because he had planned the route of the Dallas trip,” Jeff Lawson said.

 

The only Secret Service agents still alive from the Dallas motorcade:

Clint Hill and Paul Landis.

Texas trip agents still alive:

Walt Coughlin (San Antonio), Ron Pontius (Houston), Jim Goodenough (VP LBJ Detail/ Houston), William Duncan (Fort Worth), James F. “Mike” Howard (Fort Worth), Gerald Blaine (Fort Worth), Ken Giannoules (Fort Worth), Gerald O’Rourke (Fort Worth), Michael Shannon (VP LBJ Detail/ Fort Worth), Robert Burke (Austin), Frank Yeager (Austin), Donald Bendickson (VP LBJ Detail/ Austin), Gerald Bechtle (VP LBJ Detail/ Austin)

BOB BURKE GERALD O’ROURKE

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My BLACK OP RADIO appearance 12/5/19

My BLACK OP RADIO appearance 12/5/19

 

https://blackopradio.com/archives2019.html?fbclid=IwAR2wO6aykv7U3W6lxNrSuWbem4FaRbSk3sJvLFPjVidPZQt5W4UFZOF54fI

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Bill Greer’s second wife worked for the NSA

Wow—while doing my routine internet searches of former Secret Service agents and family members, I also check to see who has recently passed away (for the record, from the Dallas motorcade, only agents Clint Hill and Paul Landis are left).

I clicked on William Greer’s Find-A-Grave site:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17844947

Then I clicked on his second wife’s site:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/200944121/mary-elizabeth-greer

It was here that I found out that Mary Elizabeth (Finger [her maiden name]) Greer, Bill Greer’s second wife, passed away recently: 7/6/2019, age 96.

But here is the real startling information:

In 1944, at the age of 21, Mary was recruited by the Department of Navy to work in Washington, DC ***where she lived in a women’s dormitory. In 1958, she began working for the National Security Agency (the NSA) in Fort Meade, Maryland, until she retired in 1973.

In the NSA from 1958-1973! Her first husband, a WWII veteran buried in Arlington National Cemetery, died at the young age of 40 in 1966, just as Bill Greer was retiring from the Secret Service:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49337589/joseph-c-wolfe

***Interestingly, Greer was in the Navy at this time, then he was assigned to FDR’s yacht before entering the Secret Service…did Greer know his SECOND wife before marrying his FIRST wife?:

Greer’s first wife Ethel died in 1969. His only child–his son Richard (named after Bill’s father)—had some very interesting things to say to me when I spoke to him in 1991 (see below).

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/crime/tyrone-born-jfk-driver-mired-in-conspiracy-was-in-orange-order-1-5699969

“In a new book – Survivor’s Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy – author Vince Palamara dedicates a whole chapter to Greer, who he calls “the most important agent”.

After emigrating to the US in 1929 aged 19, farm labourer’s son William Robert Greer worked as a chauffeur in the Boston and New York areas before participating in the SecondWorld War with the US Navy in November 1942.

His final wartime posting was as a crew member on board the presidential yacht.

Drumbonaway lodge secretary Edgar Kirkpatrick said he was shocked to see Greer’s name on the records when asked to check by the News Letter.

“I have it all here in the lodge books. We have the records right the way to when the lodge was formed. We don’t have any Greers nowadays but I always remember my father talking about Richard Greer (Bill’s father) who was a servant man around here working for the farmers.

“But I didn’t know about his son at all until I read up in the books. There were a lot of people emigrating around that time and I notice from the lodge records that they were bought presents by the lodge – the man got a walking stick and the lady got an umbrella,” Mr Kirkpatrick said.

Within two weeks of discharge from the Navy in October 1945 Greer was sworn into the Secret Service.

He had been a favourite driver and bodyguard of both presidents Truman and Eisenhower before joining the Kennedy protection detail.

The lodge secretary said the membership has been told about the JFK connection but won’t believe it until they see it in print.

“They’re not taking it seriously, but I took an evening and read through all the books and it was interesting. I couldn’t believe he’d come from here and went on to drive for Kennedy,” Mr Kirkpatrick added.

The discovery of Greer’s Orange affiliations could breathe new life into the countless conspiracy theories that have sprung up around the assassination.

The Tyrone man’s Protestant upbringing was known to many commentators in the US, but the revelation about his Orange Order past could well add renewed vigour to the anti-Catholic conspiracy school of thought.

During a rare media interview in 1991, Greer’s only son Richard – who was born in the US – was asked by an American author: “What did your father think of JFK?”

He helped fuel the countless conspiracy theories when he responded: “Well, we’re Methodists – and JFK was Catholic.”

https://www.tyronetimes.co.uk/news/did-stewartstown-native-kill-jfk-1-1747006

“What the records do show is that a William Greer (21) sailed from Belfast to Quebec on the Cunard ship, ‘Andania’ as a third class passenger on 25th May 1929. His address was listed as Drumbanaway, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone. A further record exists of a William Greer crossing into America at Vanceboro, Maine not long after that date.

The Stewartstown Greers feature heavily in the history of the Unionist Party, the Orange Order, and the UVF between 1912 and 1917. In 1916, a Thomas MacGregor Greer was commended in a letter from Sir Edward Carson for his help in recruiting battle casualty replacements for the 36th Ulster Division.

At the time of his retirement through ill health in 1966, William Greer had a sister, Ella Torrens, living in Dunmurry and several cousins living in Lisburn.”

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/did-irish-william-greer-cause-jfks-death

“His son, Richard Greer, was interviewed in 1991 and added to the conspiracy theory. When asked, “What did your father think of JFK?” Richard responded: “Well, we’re Methodists… and JFK was Catholic

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11/21-11/24/19 JFK assassination conference photos and videos

11/21-11/24/19 JFK assassination conference photos and videos

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It was great seeing renowned author Jim DiEugenio (I am mentioned in his latest book). Jim said something like “Vince, you wanted my photo before Oliver’s; thanks!” 🙂

I shook Oliver Stone’s hand and patted him on the back, telling him I was a big fan of his. Jim DiEugenio introduced us.

Oliver Stone:

Oliver Stone:

Jim Gochenour, the gentleman who witnessed first-hand Secret Service agent Elmer Moore making disparaging remarks about JFK and admitted he badgered Dr. Perry into changing his testimony. He testified before both the Church Committee and the HSCA. I previously spoke to him on the phone before meeting him for the first time here! Here we are with author R. Andrew Kiel, as well (I am in his book).

Eyewitness Mary Ann Moorman (a Facebook friend) at the Dealey Plaza remembrance ceremony with JVB.

Dr. Cyril Wecht speaking at the ceremony. He spoke at both conferences. He may be 88 but he was super sharp in his speeches; amazing.

 

Author Gary Shaw (we also met the next day. We spoke on the phone before; he is a fan, as I am of him):

Researcher Pat Speer–great guy!:

Eyewitness Buell Wesley Frazier, who befriended Oswald at the TSBD and who gave LHO a ride to work on 11/22/63:

Dr. David Mantik. I am mentioned in his book and his daughter Meredith filmed me in 2018 and 2019 for an upcoming documentary:

Trine Day publisher Kris Millegan displaying my four books, as well as other author’s books:

Robert Groden and his new bride. Great people!

The award I won after my well-received presentation; quite an honor:

Just a mere sample of 11/22-11/23/19 Dealey Plaza photos I took (out of hundreds):

 

 

 

 

On 12/2/2019 at 3:21 AM, Pat Speer said:

Dr. Wecht did the same presentation at the CAPA conference. As i recall he said Jack Ruby could not have been killed via a cancer cell injection.

As far as the Judyth conference…I suspect few would have a problem with the conference if Judyth was just one of a number of presenters. But, to my understanding, this isn’t true. It’s HER conference, with eveyone else treated as her supporting cast. That’s the way it was presented to the community the first few years, anyhow. If things have changed, Vince, let us know.

Pat, there were approximately 150 people at the Trine Day/”Judyth” conference, while I heard from a couple people that there was about that many at CAPA. I didn’t take a poll but, from what people told me directly, they thought of this conference mostly as “Trine Day’s conference” with a smattering of merely “a JFK assassination conference” and “Judyth’s conference” (a couple said “Judyth and Kris’ conference.”). Her name and face were NOT on the banner or conference program and, compared to 2016, she barely spoke at all between speakers. Kris was far more outspoken, conspicuous and out front than her; not even close. No photos of Judyth hung on the walls or anything- very low key.

Again, perhaps that is why most people in discussions thought of this as a Trine Day conference. The following Trine Day authors spoke at the conference (apart from Kris and Judyth): Mal Hyman, Hubert Clark (also one of JFK’s pallbearers), Vince Palamara (me), Edward Haslam, Christopher Fulton, John Delane Williams, Dick Russell, and Barbara Honegger. In addition, Robert Groden, Dr. Cyril Wecht, Gary Shaw, Ed Tatro, Dr. James Campbell, Roger Craig Junior, Marshal Evans, Grover Proctor, and several others.

Here is the conference banner:

img_2279.jpgGary Shaw, Robert Groden, Steve Cameron and Roger Craig, Jr. (note the banner–no photos or mention of Judyth whatsoever):

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And here is the conference program:img_2278.jpg

Buell Wesley Frazier attended:

78173754_10219202988201061_2780085373823352832_n.jpgMary Ann Moorman was an invited guest to the Dealey Plaza ceremony (she spoke to everyone there, as well. She was also interviewed by the Japan news team there for a documentary–they were filming at the conference, as well):

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A big example of someone who was at both CAPA and Trine Day’s conferences- Beverly Oliver:

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A big example of someone who was at both CAPA and Trine Day’s conferences-Dr. Cyril Wecht:

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Producer Randy Benson of THE SEARCHERS (JFK documentary) fame—who filmed the entire conference, SEPERATE from a Japanese film crew— with photographer Pete Hymans:

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