President Kennedy: Secret Service Protection Before Dallas 11/22/1963 (video)

Secret Service agents on/near rear of limousine (hanging on handrails; walking, jogging, running with car); press photographers flatbed truck(s) in front of limo, often with a live television feed; motorcycles in a diamond formation surround limo; SAIC Behn or his direct assistant ASAIC Boring riding in front passenger seat; military aide Ted Clifton or Godfrey McHugh riding in front seat between SAIC and driver (either Shipman or Greer); building rooftops guarded by police and/or sheriff’s department and/or agents, sometimes with a police helicopter patrolling route [Nashville, Duluth, Berlin, Caracas, San Antonio, etc.]; police and/or military lining street and facing the crowd; police undercover detectives intermingled in crowds themselves; good protective intelligence to thwart potential threat subjects; bubble top, either partial or full, used in approximately one third of all of JFK’s motorcades, often in great (no rain) weather; fast speed of car(s) [Not ALL of these situations on every trip, but quite a few of them. In 1961-1963, years before terrorism was a real threat and in the age of pistols and rifles, there are reasons why presidents from FDR-JFK (pre-11/22/63) survived motorcades and it was assuredly NOT luck! ALSO: THE SECRET SERVICE WAS THE ONLY BOSS THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA HAD (as acknowledged by Presidents Truman, LBJ and Clinton). The agents had the final say when it came to his security and could overrule him…and JFK did NOT ORDER the agents to do anything-that is all crap!—————The vast majority of these motorcade films and still photos are from 1963, with a few from 1961 and 1962 duly noted. IN ORDER: Florida, Hawaii, Costa Rica, China Lake CA, Washington D.C. (1961), Germany, England, Italy, Ireland, Caracas Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Bogota Columbia, Mexico (1962), Chicago IL, Los Angeles CA, Washington D.C., MANY STILL PHOTOS 1961-1963 + San Diego CA dissected (some have tried to say that Kennedy was a sitting duck- this is so far from the truth as to be ridiculous. As the television host narrator states and as the video depicts, armed Marines lined the streets and faced the crowds five feet apart + live television feed + two flatbed trucks of still and motion photographers + police line streets + police undercover detectives intermingle with crowds + rooftops guarded + SAIC Behn in front passenger seat.

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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