“HONEST ANSWERS ABOUT THE MURDER OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY: A NEW LOOK AT THE JFK ASSASSINATION” (2021)
My best book–coming 2021!
“HONEST ANSWERS ABOUT THE MURDER OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY: A NEW LOOK AT THE JFK ASSASSINATION” (2021)
My best book–coming 2021!
FROM MY FIRST BOOK:
20 H 410/ SETH KANTOR REPORT: “A Western Union man who had been with us since we came down from Andrews Air Force Base came into the [Parkland Hospital] office. A nurse asked him about a report that a Secret Service agent had been killed out on the street. HE SAID THAT IT WAS TRUE. This was one of the immediate rumors which sprang up. It took several days for this particular rumor not to be believed in Dallas itself (FELLOW IN JAGGARS-CHILES-STOVALL who got it from a friend who got it from a POSTMAN* supposed to have been at the death scene that the shot and bleeding SS man was in on the plot to kill the President.)” [emphasis added]
*the 1/22/77 issue of “The Continuing Inquiry” contains an article written by Penn Jones and Gary Shaw re: the “dead” agent incident as reported in a letter sent to Jim Garrison during the Clay Shaw trial:
“A Mr. Robertson, Assistant Director of the Dallas or Fort Worth Secret Service office, confided to [friend of writer who requested anonymity] in 1963 that a plot to kill President Kennedy was planned and he did not want any part of it. On November 22, 1963, my friend was in the office of Mr. Robertson when all phones began to ring, about the time Kennedy was arriving at Carswell Air Force Base [in Fort Worth], Mr. Robertson then said, ‘Well, this is it’ and left the office. Since that time Mr. Robertson’s family of seven children and wife have not seen or heard from him, yet his paychecks continue to be mailed to his home.”
Jones/ Shaw: “Our 1965 investigation led us to believe Robertson was in Dallas but was posing as a POSTAL INSPECTOR, but it was reported to us that he had left Dallas. We also learned from newsmen that something unusual did happen on Harwood [street] shortly before the turn to Main Street. No one wanted credit for this, but we were told by reliable newsmen that a man jumped in front of Kennedy’s car on Harwood shouting, “Stop, I must tell you.” The man, according to their report, was promptly wrestled to the ground and hustled away.” [emphasis added]
—– To my great surprise, there are three reports that corroborate the above article, in conjunction with the overlooked Kantor report:
The first is the actual LETTER sent to Garrison from an “Amy Britvar” dated 2/21/68 and originating from Turtle Creek Blvd. in Dallas, TX. [thanks go to John Armstrong and Jack White for the copy of this letter]! An internet people search for Britvar drew a blank, although there ARE other Britvars in Texas (further work will be done on locating this person).
The second is a Treasury Department (U.S. Customs Service) document, dated 1/17/80, from Joseph G. Forrester, U.S. Customs, to Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti [thanks go to John Armstrong and Ed Sherry for this document; see above image]. The letter reads in part:
“My interest in the Kennedy murder started in 1966 when I met an Air Force Master Sergeant at St. Albans Naval Hospital, Queens, New York.
This sergeant, an elderly man, was suffering from terminal cancer. He stated that on November 22,1963 he was attached to Air Force One as an electronics technician. He further stated that after the President was shot a message was received over a military frequency that multiple assassins had attacked the President…a Secret Service agent. Mr. Robertson, stationed in the Dallas-Fort Worth area disappeared on November 22,1963, yet his family still receives his paychecks. The disappearance of an individual is not unusual except that it has been said that Mr. Robertson became aware of an assassins plot against the president. An assassin plot had been unearthed in Chicago a short time before President Kennedy’s Dallas trip. Please do not misconstrue this letter. I am not a crank; but I am sincerely interested in this crucial investigation. I am willing to join an investigative team and if that is not possible, will make myself available for an interview by investigative officers.”
The third is a lengthy memorandum written by Vince Salandria, dated 1/31/67, regarding an interview with Rita Rollins, a Navy Nurse with an interesting story to tell.—the crucial part in question reads as follows:
“The name of the person in Dallas…is Inez Robertson. CHUCK ROBERTSON, HER HUSBAND, WORKS AT THE POST OFFICE…Inez Robertson, actually saw them [men with guns] make a breakdown of the rifles. This tall man with long grey or white hair[-]he was in the station wagon. There is a luggage rack on the station wagon. It was a Rambler station wagon. This fellow with the mixed grey hair carried them [the armed men] to the airport…This tall man had been around Dallas the day before the assassination…THIS EPISODE HAS CAUSED FRICTION BETWEEN CHUCK ROBERTSON AND INEZ ROBERTSON. HE IS NOT IN DALLAS NOW.” [emphasis added]
The Kennedy Detail Exposed: the real story about JFK’s Secret Service
The former executive director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Briggs spent one year working on research for The Sixth Floor project in the Washington, D.C., offices of exhibition designers Bob Staples and Barbara Charles. Recorded February 16, 2009.
Mr. Briggs passed away on November 4, 2015.
WOW! I posted about the disturbing Sixth Floor Museum connection of former CIA officer Charles Briggs and two relatives of his went nuts! They want this connection—get this—“erased from the internet. You have no business defaming a good man. He worked successfully with the Kennedy administration, NOT against it.” His granddaughter actually inspired me to keep up my post and expand it + share it on social media everywhere. She actually had the audacity to tell me “take it down. Take it down NOW.” I don’t obey.
Is it not amazing how a guy can live in the shadows his whole life, and then suddenly, due to an obituary, we find out who he is.
Briggs helped set up the sixth floor for CIA, he apparently oversaw CIA interests in declassification for ARRB, and now we know he went through Angleton’s files after he was removed by Colby.
This guy was a player in the JFK case and no one knew it.
I inadvertently stumbled on this connection, here in this forum while investigating other issues, and Gary Mack and I had a “private” conversation about Charles’ status. Charles Briggs had more knowledge of more secrets in the CIA than probably anyone other than Angleton (and it appears he was the keeper of Angleton’s files as well, moving about 15% of the 400 yards of files into the main CIA database and overseeing the destruction of the rest).
CHARLES BRIGGS as a younger man. The former executive director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Briggs spent one year working on research for The Sixth Floor project in the Washington, D.C., offices of exhibition designers Bob Staples and Barbara Charles.
The Parkland Hospital mystery man 11/22/63: people on The Education Forum believe he looks like Briggs!
SECRET SERVICE AGENT ANDY BERGER’S REPORT ABOUT A CIA AGENT AT PARKLAND HOSPITAL
Unidentified male in sunglasses (inside the hospital wearing sunglasses?) that some people want to believe is a Secret Service agent. I do NOT recognize him at all (and I am much aware of what all the agents from the Dallas field office and White House Detail look like)
All the photos together
18 H 795: Secret Service agent Andy Berger—writes in his SS report that “AN UNIDENTIFIED CIA AGENT” who had “CREDENTIALS” made himself available at Parkland while JFK was there (this is separate from FBI agent Vincent Drain, who identified himself and was sent via Hoover, and an “unidentified FBI agent” who did NOT have credentials!
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Unidentified male in sunglasses (inside the hospital wearing sunglasses?) that some people want to believe is a Secret Service agent. I do NOT recognize him at all (and I am much aware of what all the agents from the Dallas field office and White House Detail look like):
Extreme blowup of Stoughton photo depicting Agent Andy Berger driving the hearse containing JFK’s body with agent Stu Stout (in shadows) sitting between him and ASAIC Roy Kellerman, 11/22/63
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BUILDING ROOFTOPS WERE REGULARLY GUARDED DURING THE JFK ERA!
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First, some precedent- FDR era:
Syndicated news story Summer 1963. Interestingly, many articles did not carry the highlighted information:
Milwaukee May 1962:
New York trip 1963:
Paris trip 1961
Caracas Dec 1961:
Chief Inspector Michael Torina, WHO WROTE THE SECRET SERVICE MANUAL, and Chief James Rowley (pictured) contributed to this 1962 book:
TAMPA, FL 11/18/63. Motorcycle officer Russell Groover confirmed to me that all multi-story buildings on the 28-MILE LONG MOTORCADE, the LONGEST DOMESTIC MOTORCADE JFK EVER UNDERTOOK (second only to the foreign trip to Berlin), were guarded by heavily armed officers. This Secret Service survey report was written by Frank Yeager and GERALD BLAINE OF KENNEDY DETAIL infamy! Author Larry Sabato, based on my tip (he acknowledges me in his book), contacted Blaine and called him out on this. Baine lamely stated that they didn’t have the manpower in Dallas—-a far shorter motorcade (only 10 miles)—to do what they did four days earlier in Tampa:
11/21/63 SAN ANTONIO- VIEW FROM POLICE HELICOPTER!
11/22/63 Fort Worth (JFK Historian Mark Henderson from Australia):
Former Secret Service Chief U.E. Baughman, author of the 1962 book SECRET SERVICE CHIEF, came clean in early December 1963…I guess this is why he wasn’t called before the Warren Commission:
Pittsburgh, PA October 1962:
Official Getty Images caption: McKeesport High School marching band lining up preparing to march, with sharpshooters on roof tops and billboard for Union Clothing Co., during President Kennedy campaign stop, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, October 13, 1962. (Photo by Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris/Teenie Harris Archive/Carnegie Museum of Art/Getty Images)
Another New York trip:
Nashville Agent Paul Doster, a former JFK White House Detail agent, told the “Nashville Banner” back on 5/18/63:
“a complete check of the entire motorcade route” was done. Also, Doster noted that “Other [police] officers were assigned atop the municipal terminal and other buildings along the route. These men took their posts at 8 a.m. and
remained at their rooftop stations until the president and his party
UPDATE: The 2013 book from the Nashville Tennessean JFK IN NASHVILLE provides the corroboration/ text in question and more:
Pueblo, CO 1962:
Washington, D.C. May 1961—police guard rooftops, line the streets and face the crowds with their military counterparts. Flatbed truck also visible.
Billings, MT September 1963:
Duluth, MN 9/25/63:
Ireland June 1963:
Miami, FL 11/18/63:
Germany June 1963:
Seattle, WA November 1961:
Washington, D.C. 1962—JFK uses the old Ike bubble top limousine as police are on rooftops and lining the street.
After the fact excuses (that still demonstrate that guarding buildings and rooftops was performed):
I Was A Middle-Aged JFK Lone-Nutter (Briefly) By Vince Nitwit (me)
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 for his many non-JFK books: I am posting this (and the above modified meme) because someone recently “found out” that I had once changed my mind. Well, I still believed there were multiple conspiracies to kill Kennedy…I was swayed into thinking Oswald beat them all to the punch via Bugliosi’s book. And, when I received a personal letter from him before I was even finished reading his massive tome, I was sold. Life is all the context of the times—I was then recently divorced (since happily remarried), somewhat down on my luck (I never thought I would publish a book, let alone four), and was burned out on the case. My hero from the OJ and Manson murder books–Vincent Bugliosi–asked me for a blurb for the paperback version of his book (he told me it would be out in mid-late 2007). By the time the blurb came out, I came to my senses and denounced what I conveyed to him…but the damage was done. Too late; the blurb appeared in not only Four Days In November (May 2008). To my chagrin, it ALSO appeared in Parkland in 2013! Yikes!I know Pat Speer said he once changed his mind (I think he said as much on this forum). Deb Galentine, a pro-conspiracy researcher I also greatly respect, told me she also briefly changed her mind. I know a couple people who will never admit it, but they were swayed by POSNER’s book when they first read it (before the many scathing reviews came out). Heck, even in the movie “JFK”, Jim Garrison/ Kevin Costner says at one point “Maybe Oswald is who everyone says he is and I am just being dumb about it.”My point is this: I am very open-minded (perhaps to a fault) and, since I am in somewhat of a unique situation (my research does not stand or fall based on Oswald acting alone or not), it was easy to be star struck by one of my heroes who was requesting a blurb for his forthcoming paperback book. The stars lined up in the wrong way; the imperfect storm, so to speak.I rarely get any flack over this now, although I know Walt Brown, Charles Drago and a couple others held it against me and probably still do. Oh, well: I own my mistakes.I just wanted to vent here for the record so any stragglers out there are not in the dark. Vince Palamara
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 of President Kennedy and this one is up there with the best! Very well written, entertaining, and INFORMATIVE; not the same ole same ole. You can obtain the book by writing directly to Steve Cameron via his official website:
“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 still alive:
Walt Coughlin (San Antonio), Ron Pontius (Houston), Jim Goodenough (VP LBJ Detail/ Houston), William Duncan (Fort Worth), James F. “Mike” Howard (Fort Worth), Gerald Blaine (Fort Worth), Ken Giannoules (Fort Worth), Gerald O’Rourke (Fort Worth), Michael Shannon (VP LBJ Detail/ Fort Worth), Robert Burke (Austin), Frank Yeager (Austin), Donald Bendickson (VP LBJ Detail/ Austin), Gerald Bechtle (VP LBJ Detail/ Austin)