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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  1. Roger says:

    I have your books Honest Answers and the Not So Secret Service. Both are very illuminating. Did any of the SS people you talked to renege on what they said?

    • Thanks! Gerald Blaine certainly did: When I spoke to him in 2004, he joined the parade/landslide of comments by his colleagues by stating that JFK was a very nice man and NEVER interfered with their actions at all. In 2005, he told me that alleged [fake] “Ivy league charlatans” remark “came from the guys [fellow agent(s)]-I can’t remember. I can’t remember who said it.” He ALSO said Gerald Behn was riding in the limo in Tampa!! Fellow agent Chuck Zboril, ALSO on the Tampa trip with Blaine, told me he was sure it was Roy Kellerman on the trip riding in the limo and NOT Boring, yet it is 100 percent certain that it was Boring…in 2010, when Blaine’s book came out, both Blaine and Zboril changed their tune and stated that they heard Boring tell the agents to get off the rear of the limo, supposedly relayed from President Kennedy…yet agents were on the rear of the limo for the vast majority of the 28-mile motorcade (JFK’s longest domestic motorcade). Blaine had his attorney send me a threatening letter in 2009 and both Blaine AND Clint Hill addressed my research (including a video of me speaking about The Kennedy Detail book) in 2010 on C-SPAN (and Hill brought me up AGAIN on C-SPAN by himself in 2012, all before my first book came out). Bottom line: my 22-page letter to Hill greatly disturbed him- he admitted on C-SPAN that he BURNED ALL HIS NOTES in—tah dah—2005, the same year I sent the lengthy letter chronicling my research and all the agency lies. Blaine is Hill’s dear friend since the late 1950’s when they both served in the Denver field office and, when I spoke to Blaine the day after I spoke to an angry (over my letter) Hill, Blaine both confirmed that him and Hill were JUST at Hill’s one son’s wedding together AND (shockingly) brought up something from my private letter to Hill (who obviously shared it with Blaine). Both men were retired and had no compunction to write a book…then, presto: Blaine comes out with his book changing his tune in 2010 and Hill follows suit with three AND is now married to his co-author, 32 younger than he is, Lisa McCubbin (who left her good-looking same age hubby, and the father of her two sons, for the old curmudgeon).

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