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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 supboena 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 and Who's Who in the Secret Service. All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 120 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, C-SPAN, A COUP IN CAMELOT, KING KILL '63, THE MAN BEHIND THE SUIT, National Geographic, 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.

BUILDING ROOFTOPS WERE REGULARLY GUARDED DURING THE JFK ERA!

BUILDING ROOFTOPS WERE REGULARLY GUARDED DURING THE JFK ERA! CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE (See also my first book Survivor’s Guilt and especially the entire chapter devoted to this subject in THE NOT-SO-SECRET SERVICE) First, some precedent- FDR era: Truman … Continue reading

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I Was A Middle-Aged JFK Lone-Nutter (Briefly) By Vince Nitwit (me)

I Was A Middle-Aged JFK Lone-Nutter (Briefly) By Vince Nitwit (me) CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE   Yes, you read that right: for one brief, non-shining moment in 2007, I was swayed (groomed?) by Vince Bugliosi, one of my then-idols … Continue reading

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“The Deputy Interviews: The True Story of J.F.K. Assassination Witness and Former Dallas Deputy Sheriff Roger Dean Craig.”

I HIGHLY recommend this fabulous book by Steve Cameron called “The Deputy Interviews: The True Story of J.F.K. Assassination Witness and Former Dallas Deputy Sheriff Roger Dean Craig.” I have reads hundreds of books on or related to the assassination … Continue reading

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“My father felt very extremely guilty because he had planned the route of the Dallas trip”

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/07/us/winston-lawson-secret-service-agent-obit/index.html “My father felt very extremely guilty because he had planned the route of the Dallas trip,” Jeff Lawson said.   The only Secret Service agents still alive from the Dallas motorcade: Clint Hill and Paul Landis. Texas trip agents … Continue reading

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My BLACK OP RADIO appearance 12/5/19

My BLACK OP RADIO appearance 12/5/19   https://blackopradio.com/archives2019.html?fbclid=IwAR2wO6aykv7U3W6lxNrSuWbem4FaRbSk3sJvLFPjVidPZQt5W4UFZOF54fI

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Bill Greer’s second wife worked for the NSA

Wow—while doing my routine internet searches of former Secret Service agents and family members, I also check to see who has recently passed away (for the record, from the Dallas motorcade, only agents Clint Hill and Paul Landis are left). … Continue reading

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11/21-11/24/19 JFK assassination conference photos and videos

11/21-11/24/19 JFK assassination conference photos and videos CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE! It was great seeing renowned author Jim DiEugenio (I am mentioned in his latest book). Jim said something like “Vince, you wanted my photo before Oliver’s; thanks!” 🙂 … Continue reading

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