-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);
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