There are reasons presidents from FDR to JFK lived before 11/22/63 having nothing to do with plain dumb luck- multi story building rooftops were normally guarded (see my third book), as had been the case in Tampa on 11/18/63, the longest domestic motorcade Kennedy ever undertook, far longer than Dallas (sometimes even a helicopter was used, as was the case in San Antonio 11/21/63, Nashville in May, Chicago in March, etc); many motorcycles normally flanked his limousine in a wedge formation; press photographers flatbed trucks ran in front of the limo; the top was used in one third of his motorcades, often in good weather; military and or police lined the streets and faced the crowds; plainclothes detectives intermingled in the crowds themselves; a military aide very often rode in between the driver and the agent in charge; Behn or Boring always accompanied the president on non D.C. trips (Dallas had third-stringer Kellerman); one of JFK’s drivers, Tom Shipman, died of an alleged heart attack at Camp David on 10/14/63, allowing the very inept Greer to look back twice, disobey a direct order, training and common sense to swerve the car/ get out of there; good protective intelligence from PRS would have thwarted any threats in the making- there were 6 pages of threats in Tampa alone, yet we are expected to believe that no one wished ill of JFK in “nut country”, as he termed it (even Kellerman testified that this was unusual). Secret Service protocols in place for 1963 demonstrate that the agency failed horrendously- even Posner, Bugliosi, the WC and the HSCA agree. My four books (three on the Secret Service) are heavily documented and based on many years of research and original interviews with actual agents, White House aides, etc. Finally, while agents weren’t always on the back of the limo, JFK had nothing to do with them not being there- this was a fable blamed on the dead president who could not defend himself by a few agents to the WC (only because they asked) 6 months after the assassination. My interviews and correspondence totally debunk this blame-the-victim crap.


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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