A MAJOR death BEFORE the Kennedy assassination!!!!!!!!!

One of JFK’s main Secret Service drivers, Thomas B. Shipman, who died of an alleged heart attack at–of all places—Camp David, 10/14/63…before the 11/22/63 JFK assassination. His death brought a very inept William R. Greer to drive JFK to his death in Dallas. Read much more about this historic find of mine in:



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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4 Responses to A MAJOR death BEFORE the Kennedy assassination!!!!!!!!!

  1. Nominay says:

    Vince, do you suspect foul play in this driver’s death, and if so, by the hand of who?

    • I definitely do; 100 percent (see my latest book). By whose hand? THAT is hard to say- conspirators? dirty Secret Service agent(s)?

      • Nominay says:

        “Heart attack” was a standard cause of death that the CIA would induce someone to have, who they felt had become a liability, with regard to preservation of the cover-up. David Morales and William Harvey come to mind. Probably our best testimony on the use of that method comes from Gene Wheaton.

  2. John Sarviss says:


    I bought it and look forward to reading it. I got ahold of Jim, but he didn’t seem that interested In the JFK vault at Upper Heyford. My friend even remembered the US Amy majors name who Was in charge of the detail.

    I think all that’s missing from the National Archives was, as my friend said, was stored there.

    Enclosed is my old name tag when I was a helicopter pilot for Allegheny General Hospital and Lived at 137 Grace in the North Hills.


    John D Sarviss

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