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 appearances: The 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.
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.
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.
Special Agent Bill Duncan, retired USSS, died Sunday 3/14/21 in Goodyear , Arizona. His Family was with him in Hospice. Agent Duncan guarded the Presidents from the Eisenhower to Ford early Administration and Families. He had all the Advance Security for Pres. Kennedy’s trip to Fort Worth, Tx that fateful day in November. When the President and VP landed in Dallas..my Uncle was preparing to leave Ft. Worth, when he got the word on the Dallas shooting. What a long four days with little sleep for all the Agents.
Duncan took part in a Sixth Floor Museum oral history on 10/15/2005
(NOTE: I have all these photos without the arrow, as well)
Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F. Kennedy: A New Look at the JFK Assassination Paperback – March 19, 2021 by Vince Palamara
Thousands of books and articles have been written about the murder of JFK, many of which are large in volume and short on facts. Quite often, these works try to reinvent the wheel, attempting to cover every single area of the assassination, as well as many tangential and unessential points, as well. The reader is often left exhausted and confused. The sheer volume of pages, conflicting facts, and theories leaves one unsatisfied and, quite frankly, not sure exactly what did happen on 11/22/63. This book seeks to separate the wheat from the chaff. It is 55-plus years later: it is time for real, honest answers in an easy-to-read and understand format. Proof of a conspiracy; no theories; to-the-point; a perspective on the assassination for the millennial age and beyond. Based on years—decades—of primary source research and having read countless books on the subject.Reviews”I am impressed with your research, accuracy, and willingness to ‘tell it like it is.'”- Robert DeProspero, Secret Service agent 1965-1986 and head of President Reagan’s Detail late 1981-early 1985; subject of the DVD The Man Behind The Suit
“I continue to be impressed with your research.” –Lynn Meredith, Secret Service agent assigned to JFK’s children
“You are, unquestionably, the main authority on the Secret Service with regard to the assassination.” –Vincent Bugliosi, best-selling author of Helter Skelter and numerous other books
“Vince Palamara is a Secret Service expert.” – The History Channel (2003) and Newsmax TV (2019)
“No one has studied the actions of the Secret Service and the assassination more than Vince Palamara.” – Actor Peter Coyote in the DVD/Blu Ray A Coup In Camelot
“Your ground breaking and persistent work has made you the foremost authority on the role of the Secret Service during that day in November. Your work is meticulous and accurate. You are mentioned several times in my last book on the assassination called Last Word.” –Mark Lane, best-selling author of Rush to Judgment and several other books“Vince Palamara is the foremost authority on the Secret Service in the 60s. He is a personal friend of mine and a very good researcher.”-Abraham Bolden, former JFK era Secret Service agent”Vincent Palamara conducted extensive interviews with former Secret Service personnel.”-Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board (1998), pages xvii & 138, presented to President Clinton
“You know a heck of a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I!”- JFK Secret Service agent Joseph Paolella
A tremendous benefit for those with a short attention span in the soundbite/social media/meme society we live in today(especially for millennials but geared for all ages). Actual proof of conspiracy in the death of President Kennedy! Proof of a conspiracy; no theories; to-the-point; a perspective on the assassination for the millennial age and beyond. Based on years–decades–of primary source research and having read countless books on the subject. An essential guide through generations of mind-numbing information to get to the heart of the matter: honest answers and a frank appraisal of the state of the case.
Favorable comments about Palamara’s work in both the October 2014 issue of Vanity Fair and in the 8/28/2000 edition of Publisher’s Weekly
From the Author
1.Hard evidence of conspiracy in the death of JFK-not just theories.
2.Easy to read and to the point- not filled with hundreds of pages of padding and extraneous materials.
3.Summarizes and updates everyone on the state of the case in the 21rst century with the benefit of hindsight and years of primary research.
From the Inside Flap
An all-in-one work that encompasses the case for conspiracy without missing anything of importance and offering no distractions. A straight-to-the-point work that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. A book that has the tremendous benefit of both decades of hindsight as well as the countless document releases courtesy of the ARRB, not to mention much primary research by the author.
From the Back Cover
I have interviewed and corresponded with the vast majority of President Kennedy’s Secret Service agents (including Clint Hill and Gerald Blaine…and long before their books came out), as well as quite a few Parkland Hospital doctors and nurses, Bethesda Naval Hospital personnel, motorcade occupants, White House aides, and prominent authors/researchers on the case.
About the Author
Vince Palamara is the leading civilian Secret Service authority and the author of the books Survivor’s Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure to Protect President Kennedy (2013), JFK: From Parkland to Bethesda- The Ultimate Kennedy Assassination Compendium (2015), The Not So Secret Service- Agency Tales from FDR to the Kennedy Assassination to the Reagan Era (2017), and Who’s Who in the Secret Service: History’s Most Renowned Agents (2018). He has appeared on the History Channel, C-SPAN, and numerous newspapers and journals.