Air Force One Secret Service Agents Who Flew Back to D.C. With JFK’s Body on 11/22/63




Agents in bold were ON AF1 from Dallas back to D.C. on 11/22/63-


18 H 723 SA William R “Bill” Greer [driver of JFK’s limo and the hearse] (deceased February 1985)


18 H 723, 728 ASAIC Roy H Kellerman (deceased March 1984)


[SAs Sam Kinney (deceased July 1997) and George W Hickey (deceased): on C-130 with Presidential limousine and follow-up car]


18 H 737, 738 ATSAIC/ Shift Leader Emory P Roberts (deceased November 1973): departed Dallas at 3:15 aboard AF2 with fellow 8am-4pm shift agents Donald J Lawton (STILL LIVING), John D “Jack” Ready (STILL LIVING), and William T “Tim” McIntyre (STILL LIVING)

[note: SA’s David B Grant (STILL LIVING) and Winston G Lawson (STILL LIVING) stayed IN Dallas to help the Dallas police with the investigation]

SA Glen Bennett (PRS agent; deceased 1994)

+ 4pm-12am (Midnight) shift:

 ATSAIC Stuart G Stout (deceased 1974);

 SA Sam Sulliman (STILL LIVING);

SA Richard Johnsen  [keeper of CE399/ the magic bullet recovered from Parkland Hospital] (deceased);

SA Ernest E Olsson, Jr (STILL LIVING);

SA Andrew E “Andy” Berger (deceased)

18 H 744: SA Clinton J Hill (STILL LIVING)

18 H 757: SA Paul E Landis, Jr (STILL LIVING)

18 H 771: ASAIC (VP LBJ Detail) Rufus W Youngblood (deceased 1996)

18 H 775: ATSAIC (VP LBJ Detail) Thomas L “Lem” Johns (deceased)

18 H 780-781: SA (VP LBJ Detail) Jerry D Kivett (deceased)

18 H 783-784: SA Warren W “Woody” Taylor (STILL LIVING)

18 H 794: SA John Joe Howlett (deceased)- set up security for AF1


ALSO: SAs Ready, Lawton & Grant helped load the coffin onto AF1, so they WERE briefly on board, but did NOT depart Dallas in that plane


Volume 25-



25 H 787: SA Henry J “Hank” Rybka (deceased 1975)

25 H 786-787: SA Roger C Warner (deceased)—Dallas was his first presidential trip! Born 11/9/35; Graduated Saginaw (MI) High School; MSU 1957; served 3 years US Bureau of Narcotics; 20 years USSS (later protected VP Humphrey); 12 YEARS CIA ! Spoke to HSCA; on Facebook!; belongs to Conservative Party of Canada (CPC); Facebook friend of researcher Bill Drenas

25 H 788: SA John J “Muggsy” O’Leary (deceased)


25 H 787: SA William L “Bill” Duncan (STILL LIVING)- came from Fort Worth, where he was the advance agent, with SA Mike Howard (STILL LIVING)

25 H 788: SA William H Patterson (deceased)

About vincepalamara

Vincent Palamara was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sociology. Although not even born when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vince brings fresh eyes to an old case. In fact, Vince would go on to study the largely overlooked actions - and inactions - of the United States Secret Service in unprecedented detail, as well as achieving a world's record in the process, having interviewed and corresponded with over 80 former agents (the House Select Committee on Assassinations had the old record of 46 with a 6 million dollar budget and subpoena power from Congress), not to mention many surviving family members, White House aides, and even quite a few Parkland and Bethesda medical witnesses for a corresponding project. The result was Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect President Kennedy. Vince is also the author of the books JFK: From Parkland To Bethesda, The Not-So-Secret Service, Who's Who in the Secret Service, and Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F. Kennedy: A New Look at the JFK Assassination. All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 140 JFK and Secret Service related books to date (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, The Secret Service: The Hidden History Of An Enigmatic Agency by Philip Melanson, and the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, among many others), often at length, in the bibliographies, and in the Secret Service - and even medical evidence - areas of these works. Vince has appeared on the History Channel's THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY (VHS and DVD), C-SPAN, Newsmax TV, A COUP IN CAMELOT (DVD/BLU RAY), KING KILL '63, THE MAN BEHIND THE SUIT (DVD), National Geographic's JFK: THE FINAL HOURS (including on DVD), PCN, BPTV, local cable access television, YouTube, radio, newspapers, print journals, at national conferences, and all over the internet. Also, Vince's original research materials, or copies of said materials, are stored in the National Archives (by request under Deed Of Gift by the ARRB), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, the Assassination Archives and Research Center, and the Dallas Public Library. Vince Palamara has become known (as he was dubbed by the History Channel in 2003) "the Secret Service expert." As former JFK Secret Service agent Joe Paolella proclaimed: "You seem to know a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I do!" Agent Dan Emmett calls Vince a Secret Service expert in his new book.
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