Wow! I was much aware that I was on several pages of Mark Lane’s LAST WORD, but I had no idea (until just now) that I was also on the cover of the paperback edition-sweet! I met Mark in 1992 as a mere fan at a book signing (my only credit was a mention in HIGH TREASON 2). 20 years later, Mark sends me an unsolicited letter, wishing to use my work for his book…and the rest is history…but I had no idea about the paperback cover 🙂


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The Associated Press, 7/18/98: “[Larry] Cockell is one of only 24 special agents to be in charge of the presidential protective division since it started in 1901 and is the first black to hold the job.”

1. Joseph E. Murphy (Teddy Roosevelt [1901]-Taft eras)

2. Dick Jervis (Wilson era)

3. Col. Edmund W. Starling (Wilson-FDR)

4. Michael F. Reilly (1943-1945)

5. George C. Drescher (SAIC 4/12/45-5/3/46; nephew Earl L. Drescher became the deputy chief of the Executive Protective Service in the late 1970’s)

6. James J. Rowley (1946-Sept. 1961)

7. Gerald A. Behn (Sept. 1961-Jan. 1965)

8. Rufus W. Youngblood (1965)

9. Thomas “Lem” Johns (Fall 1965)

10. Clinton J. Hill (Approx. 1966-1968)

11. Robert H. Taylor1 (LBJ & NIXON: 1968-Feb. 1973)

12. Richard E. Keiser (Feb. 1973-1978; Nixon, Ford, Carter)

13. John R. Simpson (Carter; 1978-1979)

14. Gerald S. Parr (Carter-Reagan; 1979-early 1982)

15. Robert DeProspero (Reagan, Jan. 1982-approx. April 1985)

16. Ray Shaddick (Reagan/ Bush; 1985-1989)

17. John W. Magaw (Bush; approximately 1989-1992)

18. Rich “Skip” Miller (Bush/ Clinton; approximately 1992-1993)

19. David Carpenter (Clinton; 1994-1995)

20. Don Flynn (Clinton)

21. Lewis C. Merletti (Clinton)

22. Brian L. Stafford (Clinton)

23. Larry Cockell (Clinton)

24.Carl Truscott (Bush)

25. Eddie Marinzel (Bush)

26. Nick Trotta (Bush)

27. Don White (Bush) [photo not available]

28. Joe Clancy (Obama; 2/1/09-6/30/11)

29. Vic Erevia (Obama; 2011-2013)

30. Robert Buster (Obama; 2013-2015; assistants: Thomas Rizza, Kimberly Tello)

31. Michael White (Obama/ Trump; 2015-2017)

MICHAEL WHITE-SAIC of PPD after Robert Buster: mid-2015 to 2017: Obama to first 5 months of Trump

His 26-year U.S. Secret Service career included responsibility for all protective measures for the U.S. President, First Lady, First Family, and White House Complex as well as service on the elite Presidential Protective Division (PPD) for the last five U.S. Presidents (Trump, Obama, Bush 43, Clinton and Bush 41)…Mike was first selected to join President Clinton’s protective detail in 1998. He was promoted to a key supervisory position in 2003. While serving on the presidential detail, Mike was responsible for implementing numerous strategic and operational enhancements to PPD, including development of specialized covert surveillance teams to strengthen protective measures surrounding the First Family following the attacks of 9-11…In 2006, Mike was ranked the top supervisory Special Agent in the entire Secret Service and promoted to a senior member of PPD…In 2015, Mike was selected as the Special Agent in Charge of PPD.”

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Building rooftops were regularly guarded BEFORE the JFK assassination! Just one of the many revelations to be found in my new book THE NOT-SO-SECRET SERVICE:

Building rooftops were regularly guarded BEFORE the JFK assassination! Just one of the many revelations to be found in my new book THE NOT-SO-SECRET SERVICE:

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Kennedy Detail agent Joseph Paolella has just passed away

Kennedy Detail agent Joseph Paolella has just passed away



After the assassination, I was re-assigned to guard the presidential vehicle after it had been flown back to the White House garage. Several hospital staff members from Bethesda Naval Hospital entered the vehicle to remove scalp, brain tissue and bone matter from the back seat. While waiting for the Bethesda Naval Hospital attendants to arrive, I did notice what appeared to be a bullet-hole in the front windshield of the driver’s side. I do not remember if the glass remnants were on the inside of the vehicle or the outside of the windshield. If the glass remnants were on the inside of the car, it would offer some acceptance to the theory that at least one of the shots came from the front of the President’s vehicle.

I don’t remember anything out of the ordinary regarding my duties prior to the assassination other than several trips to the Kennedy residence in Palm Beach, Florida. I also recall an incident in Chicago involving a suspect who was planning to assassinate the President. However, I was not involved in that investigation and the threat was taken care of by the Chicago office of the Secret Service.

I believe Oswald was the shooter and though I am not a conspiracy buff, I believe if others were involved, I think the Mafia would be the only ones who could have pulled it off without someone later confessing involvement in the President’s assassination. In those days, Mafia members had a strict code that did not allow them to confess. It had been said that a New Orleans Mafia Don, Carlos Marcello, was heard to say, “If you cut off the head of the snake (JFK), the tail (RFK), would die.” At that time, Robert Kennedy was the Attorney General and was working against the Mafia. Shortly after the assassination, Robert Kennedy was fired and it took another 20-years before the F.B.I. made any headway against the Mafia.

For the first 1/2 hr of the show, Secret Service Agent Joe Paolella will comment on the General Petraeus affair. Joe will also tell us amazing stories when he was a secret service agent to four US Presidents, including JFK. Joe was the Secret Service agent responsible for guarding JFK’s limousine after the shooting. He noticed a bullet hole through the front windshield and never told anyone about this. About 40 years later, the first and only person he ever told was his good friend Dr John.






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Per Secret Service Agent Floyd Boring: OSWALD IN D.C. 9/27/63 !!

Per Secret Service Agent Floyd Boring: OSWALD IN D.C. 9/27/63 !!


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Researcher Deb Galentine: “LHO supposedly arrived in Mexico City on 9/27/63. But this report has him in Washington DC on that date.

Ruth Paine had recently returned to NOLA shortly before this date from the Washington DC area. She had incorporated a visit to CIA headquarters while in the D.C. area in order to “see her sister.”

I have doubts about Ruth traveling alone on her road trip with two small children. I suspect she took her husband along.

So, it may be possible that Michael Paine stayed behind in the area. Someone in the D.C./PA/Baltimore area was impersonating LHO in several places during that time frame.

Carolina Lynn: “This is intriguing on many levels. First, the witness is a chaffeur for Sec. of Ag. Orvill Freeman, a seemingly very credible witness. The driver spoke to a DC policemen about the demeanor of the “Oswald” look-alike he encountered. [Sadly, the report says the policeman did not interview or ID “Oswald”]…Second, the report throughout refers to the “suspect” as Harvey Lee Oswald”, a switching of the name that author John Armstrong believes is goverment code to indicate the Russian-native dobleganger of the New Orlean-born Lee Harvey Oswald… “Lee Harvey Oswald” had by the date of this report, Dec. 2, 1963, become the most notorious name in U.S. history, repeated over and over on TV and radio and in newspapers. So it is hard to believe the name reversal could be “accidental”…Third, The Warren Omisson Report is adamant that “Oswald” was in Mexico City on September 27, 1963, the verified date of the DC incident, so this person was not the same “Oswald” in Mexico !!!


Michael Paine/LHO:

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Major History Channel appearance coming in the not-too-distant future!

Major History Channel appearance coming in the not-too-distant future!

I’ll be tearing Blaine and Hill a new one for an international audience of millions, demonstrating why these for-profit authors failed to protect JFK…it will be wonderful. Stay tuned!

Vince Palamara

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Gary Byrne & Grant Schmidt, authors of CRISIS OF CHARACTER, like my work!

Gary Byrne & Grant Schmidt, authors of CRISIS OF CHARACTER, like my work! CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE


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