-Former Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine, the author of the book The Kennedy Detail, a dubious book I have given a detailed and negative review when it came out, is a source not to be trusted. He never mentioned the 10/19/62 Springfield, Illinois incident before: not in his book, his documentary, or in his many media appearances. He does mention the 10/19/62 visit to Springfield, Illinois in his book (pages 94-95), yet nothing about the incident in question;
From the above article: “The Kennedy Detail,” a 2011 book written by one of the Secret Service agents present during the 1962 Springfield visit, made no mention of the arrest. A request for comment from author Gerald Blaine was not returned.
-YET BLAINE NOW “REMEMBERS” THE INCIDENT!! See:
-agents on the trip that I know of (based on photos): ASAIC John Campion, ATSAIC (Shift Leader) Art Godfrey, Bill Duncan, Sam Sulliman, Bob Burke, Gerald Blaine, Dennis Halterman and Bill Greer. Also: the head of the Springfield, IL office Fred Backstrom (former FDR-era agent; served 1941-1973 and died in 1992; mentioned in Chapter 1 of Bolden’s book THE ECHO FROM DEALEY PLAZA);
– See also
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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized
. Bookmark the permalink