The forgotten FIRST team snake bit by the CURSE OF THE TERRIBLE TOWEL: the 1994 San Diego Chargers, AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, 1/15/1995- THE VIDEO

[ a rare interlude from my JFK/ Secret Service research]

The forgotten FIRST team snake bit by the CURSE OF THE TERRIBLE TOWEL: the 1994 San Diego Chargers, AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, 1/15/1995- THE VIDEO

This is deep and surreal, so be patient and watch (and listen): The forgotten FIRST team snake bit by the CURSE OF THE TERRIBLE TOWEL: the 1994 San Diego Chargers, AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, 1/15/1995!
I have been talking about this for years but proof eluded me…until now, ALMOST 23 YEARS LATER! We all know about THE CURSE OF THE TERRIBLE TOWEL affecting the Titans, the Bengals, and the Ravens, but the first team to evoke the wrath of the Terrible Towel were the San Diego Chargers…and they got it the worst. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_San_Diego_Chargers_season

Charger coach Duane Painter’s wife THAT NIGHT: “The woman, Debbie Menta, 32, and her brother, Doug Painter, 23, were scattering the ashes of their mother, who committed suicide hours after the Chargers won the American Football Conference championship on Jan. 15.” The daughter soon after: “The daughter of the quarterback coach for the San Diego Chargers, Dwain Painter, was swept to her death on Thursday by a wave on the rocky Mendocino coast.”
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/02/04/us/coach-s-daughter-drowns-scattering-ashes-in-the-ocean.html

 

The 1994 Chargers are also remembered for tragedy in the form of numerous untimely deaths, as eight of the players from that 1994 squad have died prematurely since that time, all by the age of 44. It is part of a supposed locally infamous curse in the San Diego area, involving its sports teams.
• June 19, 1995 – Linebacker David Griggs died in a car accident when his vehicle slid off a ramp on Florida’s Turnpike, linking to three roads just west of Fort Lauderdale and subsequently slammed into a pole, he was 28 years old.[2]
• May 11, 1996 – Running back Rodney Culver and his wife Karen were among the 110 people (105 passengers, 5 crew members) aboard ValuJet Flight 592 when it crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing everyone aboard. He was 26 years old.[3]
• July 21, 1998 – Linebacker Doug Miller died after being struck twice by lightning during a thunderstorm while camping in Colorado. He was 29 years old.[4]
• May 11, 2008 – Center Curtis Whitley died of a drug overdose. His body was discovered by sheriff deputies in his trailer home in Fort Stockton, Texas, just one day after his 39th birthday. One of the drugs he was known to use was Crystal methamphetamine.[5]
• October 15, 2008 – Defensive end Chris Mims was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment by police officers conducting a welfare check. The most likely cause of death was cardiac arrest due to an enlarged heart since he weighed 456 pounds when he died. He was 38 years old-MIMS IS THE ONE TWIRLING THE TOWEL AND THROWING IT TO THE GROUND!.[6][7]
• February 26, 2011 – Defensive tackle Shawn Lee died from a cardiac arrest resulting from double pneumonia. Lee had been suffering from diabetes for years prior to his death. He was 44 years old.[8]
• December 8, 2011 – Linebacker Lewis Bush died from an apparent heart attack, just six days after his 42nd birthday.[9]
• May 2, 2012 – Linebacker Junior Seau died in his home in Oceanside, California. Seau was discovered already lifeless by his girlfriend. His death was likely a suicide since a self-inflicted gunshot wound was apparent to the chest. He was 43 years old.[10]

 

Destroyed in their next game, their only Super Bowl appearance; Ryan Leaf; got rid of Drew Brees; No playoff wins until 2007; did not beat the Steelers for years after here at home (well into the Rivers era); picked Rivers over Eli and Ben; EIGHT PLAYERS DIED YOUNG, BEFORE THE AGE OF 44 + coach’s wife and daughter!!..

THE VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9mtapcpXeU

 

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1/15/1995 AFC Championship game (FULL GAME):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dchgkUxEvY

Post game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHeQm6LQiWQ

UPDATE ON MY TERRIBLE TOWEL CURSE POSTS:

Legendary Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette responded 12/8/17: “That is morbid, Vince, but also curious.

I wrote the first story about Painters wife from that Super Bowl. If you can find it in the Post-Gazette read the end where I write their two kids planned to spread her ashes at her favorite spot along the Pacific.

Ed Bouchette”

Legendary Post-Gazette writer Gene Collier weighed in on 12/11/17:

“thanks vince. this painter story always fascinated me. amazing stuff.

best
g”

 

To the players, coach and daughter no longer with us. Chargers: LB Junior Seau (suicide due to brain trauma), LB David Griggs (car accident), RB Rodney Culver (plane crash), LB Doug Miller (struck by lightning), C Curtis Whitley (drug overdose), DE Chris Mims (heart failure), DL Shawn Lee (heart attack), LB Lewis Bush (heart attack); Coach Duane Painter’s wife (suicide the night of the game) and their daughter (died after falling in ocean scattering mother’s ashes).

The late LB Doug Miller and the late DE Chris Mims:

 

 

 

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NEW VIDEO The JFK Secret Service: The True Story About President Kennedy’s Agents

The JFK Secret Service: The True Story About President Kennedy’s Agents:
A lengthy detailed compilation by Vince Palamara, author of Survivor’s Guilt (2013), JFK-From Parkland to Bethesda (2015), The Not-So-Secret Service (2017) and Who’s Who in the Secret Service (2018) + a contributor to THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY (2004 DVD) and A COUP IN CAMELOT (2016 DVD/ BLU RAY)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBRh7pP0CV4

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Gerald Blaine DENIES he ever spoke to William Manchester…for a specific reason.

Gerald Blaine DENIES he ever spoke to William Manchester…for a specific reason.

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Floyd Boring WAS adamant that he never spoke to Manchester and that IS backed up by the lack of a source in Manchester’s book…guess who the source was? ole Blaine…




As I mention in my first and third books, NO FLOYD BORING interview was found at the William Manchester collection held at Wesleyan Unviersity, thus vindicating/ corroborating Boring that he never spoke to Manchester…which means someone else–Blaine-–spoke for him. Blaine’s transcript is MISSING, as he definitely was interviewed–he admitted to me in 2004-2005 that he spoke to him, the book has a specific sourced interview date, and Blaine is the only conceivable person in the Tampa motorcade who could have made this all up. ANOTHER THING: Blaine was thanked in Manchester’s OTHER JFK book...

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So much for Blaine’s denials that he never spoke to the author. WHY did he deny it now? Because he knows it leaves him hanging out to dry as THE dubious source for the phony agents-ordered-off-the-limo crap.


SEE THE VIDEOS:

 1) Uh oh- Gerald Blaine now states (in 2010-audio track) that he was NOT interviewed by William Manchester, yet both the source notes (depicted) and Blaine’s statements to Vince Palamara in 2005 debunk this claim, not to mention Blaine getting thanked by Manchester in his 1983 JFK book! Why did Blaine change his tune decades later? Because Vince Palamara discovered that BLAINE was the probable source for the phoney story about JFK allegedly ordering the agents off his limousine in Tampa on 11/18/63 to Manchester. Agent Floyd Boring DENIED that this was true and denied that he was interviewed by Manchester (which the source notes and Blaine’s 2010 statements confirm). Uh oh…
 2) FLOYD BORING ADAMANTLY DENIES HE WAS EVER INTERVIEWED BY AUTHOR WILLIAM MANCHESTER, WHICH HE STATED FORCEFULLY TO ME ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS, WHILE ALSO STATING THAT JFK DID NOT ORDER THE AGENTS OFF THE LIMO:
 3) The 2010 video excerpt with Blaine and Hill:

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Boring, but no Blaine, in the index-

Blaine, but NO BORING, in the sourced interviews:

 the offending quotes “from” Boring that Mr. Boring adamantly denied were even true. Boring also stated that he was never interviewed, which is corroborated by the above. The only agent interviewed who is NOT actually mentioned in the text itself? BLAINE. Blaine was THE source for the phony “Ivy league charlatans” quote attributed falsely to Boring (and, as others have noted, JFK would not have used that kind of language- he was a Harvard graduate).

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11/15/17 A STRANGER IN MY OWN LAND/ TED MIDWARD SKYPE-AUDIO http://eurofolkradio.com/series/a-stranger-in-my-own-land/

11/15/17 A STRANGER IN MY OWN LAND/ TED MIDWARD SKYPE-AUDIO http://eurofolkradio.com/series/a-stranger-in-my-own-land/

Vince Palamara radio interview- almost 2 hours long

 

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MARK LANE’S LAST WORD- I AM IN AND ***ON*** THE BOOK!

Wow! I was much aware that I was on several pages of Mark Lane’s LAST WORD, but I had no idea (until just now) that I was also on the cover of the paperback edition-sweet! I met Mark in 1992 as a mere fan at a book signing (my only credit was a mention in HIGH TREASON 2). 20 years later, Mark sends me an unsolicited letter, wishing to use my work for his book…and the rest is history…but I had no idea about the paperback cover 🙂

 

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UPDATED SAIC of PPD list

UPDATED SAIC of PPD list

The Associated Press, 7/18/98: “[Larry] Cockell is one of only 24 special agents to be in charge of the presidential protective division since it started in 1901 and is the first black to hold the job.”

1. Joseph E. Murphy (Teddy Roosevelt [1901]-Taft eras)

2. Dick Jervis (Wilson era)

3. Col. Edmund W. Starling (Wilson-FDR)

4. Michael F. Reilly (1943-1945)

5. George C. Drescher (SAIC 4/12/45-5/3/46; nephew Earl L. Drescher became the deputy chief of the Executive Protective Service in the late 1970’s)

6. James J. Rowley (1946-Sept. 1961)

7. Gerald A. Behn (Sept. 1961-Jan. 1965)

8. Rufus W. Youngblood (1965)

9. Thomas “Lem” Johns (Fall 1965)

10. Clinton J. Hill (Approx. 1966-1968)

11. Robert H. Taylor1 (LBJ & NIXON: 1968-Feb. 1973)

12. Richard E. Keiser (Feb. 1973-1978; Nixon, Ford, Carter)

13. John R. Simpson (Carter; 1978-1979)

14. Gerald S. Parr (Carter-Reagan; 1979-early 1982)

15. Robert DeProspero (Reagan, Jan. 1982-approx. April 1985)

16. Ray Shaddick (Reagan/ Bush; 1985-1989)

17. John W. Magaw (Bush; approximately 1989-1992)

18. Rich “Skip” Miller (Bush/ Clinton; approximately 1992-1993)

19. David Carpenter (Clinton; 1994-1995)

20. Don Flynn (Clinton)

21. Lewis C. Merletti (Clinton)

22. Brian L. Stafford (Clinton)

23. Larry Cockell (Clinton)

24.Carl Truscott (Bush)

25. Eddie Marinzel (Bush)

26. Nick Trotta (Bush)

27. Don White (Bush) [photo not available]

28. Joe Clancy (Obama; 2/1/09-6/30/11)

29. Vic Erevia (Obama; 2011-2013)

30. Robert Buster (Obama; 2013-2015; assistants: Thomas Rizza, Kimberly Tello)

31. Michael White (Obama/ Trump; 2015-2017)


MICHAEL WHITE-SAIC of PPD after Robert Buster: mid-2015 to 2017: Obama to first 5 months of Trump

https://www.hillardheintze.com/about/michael-white-4/

His 26-year U.S. Secret Service career included responsibility for all protective measures for the U.S. President, First Lady, First Family, and White House Complex as well as service on the elite Presidential Protective Division (PPD) for the last five U.S. Presidents (Trump, Obama, Bush 43, Clinton and Bush 41)…Mike was first selected to join President Clinton’s protective detail in 1998. He was promoted to a key supervisory position in 2003. While serving on the presidential detail, Mike was responsible for implementing numerous strategic and operational enhancements to PPD, including development of specialized covert surveillance teams to strengthen protective measures surrounding the First Family following the attacks of 9-11…In 2006, Mike was ranked the top supervisory Special Agent in the entire Secret Service and promoted to a senior member of PPD…In 2015, Mike was selected as the Special Agent in Charge of PPD.”

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Building rooftops were regularly guarded BEFORE the JFK assassination! Just one of the many revelations to be found in my new book THE NOT-SO-SECRET SERVICE:

Building rooftops were regularly guarded BEFORE the JFK assassination! Just one of the many revelations to be found in my new book THE NOT-SO-SECRET SERVICE: https://www.amazon.com/Not-So-Secret-Service-Agency-Kennedy-Assassination/dp/1634241207/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477961936&sr=1-5

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