HOUSTON and SAN ANTONIO 11/21/63 + FORT WORTH 11/22/63

11/21/63 Roofs of multi-story buildings guarded, helicopter used along route, FORTY (40) members of military intelligence unit guarded route, phenomenal motorcycle formation, good speed of car, press/ photographers/ Cecil Stoughton near JFK…less than 24 hours, false hero Clint Hill (one of 9 agents who drank and stayed out super late the night before/ morning of) and the boys left JFK a sitting duck in Dallas


11/21/63 HOUSTON (note speed of limo via blur and especially the motorcycles)






The USSS Final Survey Report dated November 30, 1963 for the Houston Trip of November 21, 1963 (HSCA No. 014979) states: “On all motorcade movements, six motorcycles flanked the Presidential limousine … in the downtown area of Houston, in addition to the six motorcycles flanking the Presidential limousine, 24 motorcycles flanked the President’s limousine near the sidewalk (12 on each side).” See also RIF# 180-10093-10320: 5/31/77 Memorandum from HSCA’s Belford Lawson to fellow HSCA members’ Gary Cornwell & Ken Klein (revised 8/15/77)




RIF#154-10002-10424: San Antonio Secret Service Final Survey Report. The report indicates that there were 18 motorcycles that “flanked the Presidential car as outriders.” Also utilized: a police helicopter along the motorcade route and 40 members of the Military Police from Ft. Sam. See also NBC video excerpt of San Antonio motorcade. See also RIF# 180-10093-10320: 5/31/77 Memorandum from HSCA’s Belford Lawson to fellow HSCA members’ Gary Cornwell & Ken Klein (revised 8/15/77).



FORT WORTH 11/22/63


11/22/63 morning, FT WORTH, TX- great motorcycle formation totally encompassing JFK’s limo (like the color photo above, see further down in photo)


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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