11/21/63 Houston, TX- Secret Service agent Clint Hill laughs with the Kennedys and Connallys

11/21/63 Houston, TX- Secret Service agent Clint Hill laughs with the Kennedys and Connallys
11/21/63 Houston, TX- Secret Service agent Clint Hill laughs with the Kennedys and Connallys as fellow agent Sam Sulliman stands in proper formation on the other side of the limo. Sam joined the other Sam---Kinney---in telling me that JFK NEVER ordered the agents to do anything, let alone ordering the agents off the limo. Agent Stu Stout, who looks an awful lot like Hoover, stand in the middle in the background. I like rare photos; same ole same ole bores me

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CLINT HILL DIVORCED? NOT QUITE...BUT CONGRATS TO THE HAPPY COUPLE!!!! :o)

"Hill, who lives in Virginia, is “happier than I have ever been” with Lisa McCubbin, the journalist he co-wrote the memoir with. “The calendar says I’m 81 and she’s 48, but I feel 52.” In his book he credits McCubbin “...for bringing me out of my dungeon, where I languished for years in my emotional prison ... you helped me find a reason to live, not just exist”. “I was there for her children, but I wasn’t there for the birth of either of my sons [Chris and Corey, now 56 and 51 respectively]. They grew up without a father. My wife Gwen raised them herself.” (They separated, “emotionally”, years ago, but have not divorced.)
PAGE 241 OF HILL'S NEW BOOK: Lisa says of Hill" For some reason, we were brought together at the right time in both our lives, and I am so grateful we were. You are extraordinary."

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/why-i-blame-myself-for-jfks-death-248893.html

Monday, December 9, 2013

CLINT HILL'S NEW BOOK "FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER"


Clint Hill's new book- something is not right (twice): Lifton premonition and Humes did not need Perry after all?

 

Beyond the issues of this book being a mere cash grab (mission accomplished, as the book is a best-seller), as there is zero new (no mention of the drinking incident and his participation in it), no hyped "clearing up of the conspiracy misconceptions along the way" (nothing is really addressed, one way or the other; must have had a change of heart as to even feel the need to take on the pro-conspiracy people) and the much ballyhooed hype about new photos did not ring true at all (I have seen most of these before), there are two items in the book that do NOT ring true and read as later-day reactions to the "conspiracy crowd" as he would call it. These items, IF they were truly accurate back on 11/22/63, are quite telling, to put it mildly. In other words, IF these two items ARE true, then I am wrong---there ARE two new items of interest in Hill's book after all:

 

1) Page 124- David Lifton premonition?!?!? And Johnson out front, Johnsen to the rear, huh?

 

Hill writes: "It strikes me that perhaps we should keep an agent with President Kennedy's body---out of respect for both President and Mrs. Kennedy, and in light of the questions that were raised at Parkland Hospital about taking the body back to Washington for the autopsy. This way, if there is ever any doubt about whether Dr. Burkley stayed with the body until the autopsy, or suspicions about tampering, there will be a Secret Service agent who also remained with the casket and can vouch for the integrity of the body. Agent Dick Johnsen is selected for the post because he is an agent who was with President Kennedy from the beginning and is familiar to Mrs. Kennedy, O'Donnell, and Powers [emphasis added]"

 

Beyond the absurdity of picking an AGENT as somehow relieving any person's suspicion that something could possibly be amiss ("oh, an agent was there? ok, no suspicion there"), the agent chosen was none other than the official keeper of CE399 aka the magic bullet. What's more, Lifton's best-selling book did not appear until the early 1980's and the issue of body tampering/ alteration was not on anyone's minds until the early-mid 1970's at the earliest...WHY would Hill write these comments? And, from the excerpt above as written, are we to somehow infer that it was HILL (not Kellerman, for example) who made the decision to have an agent stay with the body and decide that the specific person should be the magic bullet holder? Hmmm...

 

2) Pages 138-139-  the autopsy doctors were sure the throat wound was an exit---who needs Doc Perry?-- and Hill is sure the first shot was this shot? Really??

 

Hill writes: "The doctor points to a wound in the throat and explains that this is where the emergency tracheotomy was done at Parkland Hospital, which covered up the area where a bullet had exited. He rolls the president slightly onto his left side and points to a small wound just below the neckline, slightly to the right of the spinal column in the upper back. This, he says, is where the bullet entered, and then came out the front of the neck. The bullet that caused these wounds hit nothing but soft tissue. Those wounds, I knew without a doubt, came from the first shot. It corroborates what I saw---the president suddenly grabbing his throat immediately after the first explosive noise. The doctor points to a wound on the right rear of the head. This, he says, was the fatal wound. He lifts up a piece of the scalp, with skin and hair still attached, which reveals a hole in the skull, and an area in which a good portion of the brain matter is gone{emphasis added]"

 

To his "credit", as he also recently demonstrated on television, Hill repeats what he has said since 11/22/63 (and in his other two Lisa McCubbin co-authored books) that the right rear of JFK's head was missing (page 107), but what gives with the above?

 

Vince

 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

BEST review I have seen for Hill's new book:

BEST review I have seen for Hill's new book:

3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok but enough already, November 23, 2013
 By toddprovost"the one" - See all my reviews
 This review is from: Five Days in November (Hardcover)
 Other than one nothing-special photo by Miss McCubbin of Arlington Cemetery, all the photos (most of which I have seen before) are from other photographers, while the text is basically "Mrs. Kennedy and Me" lite. Yeah, we get it: you're all heart broken...all the way to the bank. Well, my heart weeps for JFK--he's dead. Also, what is up with all the signed assassination photos from you and your colleagues on a certain popular selling site? Not cool.










 

Friday, November 8, 2013

I am credited at the end of the National Geographic television special "JFK: The Final Hours" 11/8/13; Clint Hill fibs

I am credited at the end of the National Geographic television special "JFK: The Final Hours" 11/8/13; Clint Hill fibs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNXJKs9xAMI



(I am credited at the end of this television program, a small sample taped off my own tv in the Fair Use doctrine) Secret Service Agent Clint Hill fibs again- JFK did NOT order the agents off the limo in Dallas or elsewhere! HE HIMSELF rode briefly on the rear of the limo on Main Street in Dallas AND the film clip shown near the beginning of this excerpt- unfortunately slowed down [on purpose?]-depicts agents Bob Lilley and Roy Kellerman on the rear of the limo with the top on and the day was a beautiful, no rain situation. Lilley joined his many colleagues in denying that JFK ever ordered the agents off the limo. Lilley further told me that the motorcade shown reached speeds of 50 mph with the agents on the rear of the car! The other clip, run in real time [not slowed down], shows another motorcade with the top on in beautiful, no-rain conditions

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy by Vince Palamara SELLING VERY, VERY WELL !!!!

Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy by Vince Palamara SELLING VERY, VERY WELL !!!!

Former Secret Service Agent and author Abraham Bolden gives a great review, joining Roger Stone's co-author Michael Colapietro, David Wayne (co-author of the Richard Belzer books "Dead Wrong" and "Hit List"+Jesse Ventura's new book w/Dick Russell), former Secret Service Agent John Carman, among others :)

http://www.amazon.com/Survivors-Guilt-Service-Failure-President/dp/1937584607/ref=cm_rdp_product

Who's who in the Secret Service and the Truth about Dallas, October 20, 2013
By Fmr. Agent Abraham Bolden
This review is from: Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy (Paperback)
If you want to get the true inside details about the U.S. Secret Service, read this comprehensive book. Methodically researched and documented. Remarkable photos.

Place this book at the top of your reading list. I've known Vince for over 20 years. He is a man of the greatest integrity.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Just completed a two-hour radio interview with the legendary Susan Lindauer

Just completed a two-hour radio interview with the legendary Susan Lindauer- it will be archived soon. Great time! so far this year-2 Black Op radio, 2 DTRH with P Jefferson, 1 Rocky Morrison and, now, 1 with Susan...plus 2 television/ dvd documentaries...more (radio) to come.
 
Vince Palamara
THE BOOK IS COMING OUT IN OCTOBER 2013 NOW- PRE-SALES ARE GREAT!
 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A member of the Warren Commission staff, Howard Willens, AGREES with my take on the Secret Service!

A member of the Warren Commission staff, Howard Willens, AGREES with my take on the Secret Service!




"Thank you! I'll look for your book when it comes out! I definitely agree that the Secret Service could and should have done more to protect the President, which seems to be your focus." 7/23/13




Thursday, May 30, 2013

News article dated 11/15/63, 7 days BEFORE the assassination- the circled section, all by itself, debunks Blaine's book...and it was written BEFORE the assassination: "THE SERVICE CAN OVERRULE EVEN THE PRESIDENT WHERE HIS PERSONAL SECURITY IS INVOLVED"

News article dated 11/15/63, 7 days BEFORE the assassination- the circled section, all by itself, debunks Blaine's book...and it was written BEFORE the assassination: "THE SERVICE CAN OVERRULE EVEN THE PRESIDENT WHERE HIS PERSONAL SECURITY IS INVOLVED"
 
[ MUCH more about this in my forthcoming book]. As for the matter at hand, Clint Hill cleared this up in his 2012 book: On pages 55-56..., Hill talks about the benefits of Jackie Kennedy keeping a low profile during her trip to New York as beneficial to security: “The fewer people who know your intended destination or route, the better. A police escort would have just drawn attention to us, so we kept the motorcade to as few vehicles as possible.” Indeed, on yet another trip to New York in early 1963, this one involving both Jackie and JFK, Hill records Jackie as stating: “We want to keep it private…No police escorts, no motorcades, no official functions. We just want to enjoy the city like we used to.” However, this very same situation for President Kennedy in New York, the very same city, in mid-November 1963 was viewed not as a virtue but as a detriment to his safety and welfare by several writers

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

LISA MCCUBBIN- "SHOW ME THE MONEY"...OR THE TRUTH?

LISA MCCUBBIN- "SHOW ME THE MONEY"...OR THE TRUTH?




During another 6th Floor Museum appearance (with Hill & Blaine, hosted by Gary Mack), co-author Lisa McCubbin mentions that, during the writing of the book, she would find things that contradicted what Blaine was telling her. Ultimately, she copped out, stating “he was there”…no, he wasn’t there on 11/22/63 in Dallas AND WHAT ABOUT ALL HIS COLLEAGUES WHO REFUTE HIM? Geez. McCubbin strikes me as a good investigative reporter. One wonders if her closeness to Blaine (she grew up with him and even dated his son!), along with the allure of big money, swayed her to “look away”, so to speak, at all the conflicting and contradictory evidence



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy by Vince Palamara

Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy by Vince Palamara

Painstakingly researched by an authority on the history of the Secret Service and based on primary, firsthand accounts from more than 80 former agents, White House aides, and family members, this is the definitive account of what went wrong with John F. Kennedy’s security detail on the day he was assassinated. The work provides a detailed look at how JFK could and should have been protected and debunks numerous fraudulent notions that persist about the day in question, including that JFK ordered agents off the rear of his limousine; demanded the removal of the bubble top that covered the vehicle; and was difficult to protect and somehow, directly or indirectly, made his own tragic death easier for an assassin or assassins. This book also thoroughly investigates the threats on the president’s life before traveling to Texas; the presence of unauthorized Secret Service agents in Dealey Plaza, the site of the assassination; the failure of the Secret Service in monitoring and securing the surrounding buildings, overhangs, and rooftops; and the surprising conspiratorial beliefs of several former agents. An important addition to the canon of works on JFK and his assassination, this study sheds light on the gross negligence and, in some cases, seeming culpability, of those sworn to protect the president.


About the Author

Vincent Michael Palamara is an expert on the history of the Secret Service. He has appeared on the History Channel, C-SPAN, and numerous newspapers and journals, and his original research materials are stored in the National Archives. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Product Details


Paperback: 576 pages

Publisher: Trine Day (September 1, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1937584607

ISBN-13: 978-1937584603

KINDLE, HARDCOVER, SOFTCOVER

(SELLING VERY, VERY WELL IN JUST PRE-ORDER...BETTER THAN CLINT HILL'S NEW ONE BY A COUNTRY MILE!)

http://www.amazon.com/Survivors-Guilt-Service-Failure-President/dp/1937584607/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362573539&sr=1-1





Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Noted law professor destroys "The Kennedy Detail"

Noted law professor destroys "The Kennedy Detail"

Pay No Attention
The Kennedy Detail, the other book I want to discuss, whitewashes
the Secret Service. It attempts to continue the earlier coverup of the
major errors the Secret Service committed. It is defensive in tone
and pretends that the Secret Service did not let down President
Kennedy. It omits or misstates key facts in order to make the
performance of the Secret Service agents look better than it was.
Nastily, the book even suggests that JFK was partially responsible
for his own assassination because allegedly he forbade agents from
standing on the back of the limousine where they might have
shielded him from shooters. (The claim that JFK barred agents from
riding on the back of the limousine is almost certainly false.) The
Kennedy Detail could appropriately have been subtitled Pay No
Attention to the Secret Service’s Major Malfunction.
Perhaps unintentionally, however, The Kennedy Detail sets forth facts which are confirmatory of
the consensus critical of the Secret Service.
• Jerry Behn, the Special Agent in Charge of the White House Detail (and the most senior agent
on the Detail) was on vacation and did not accompany JFK on the trips to Florida or Texas. “He
took his first vacation in four years the week JFK was assassinated.” Oddly, however, Jerry Behn
was in his office in Washington, D.C. when the assassination occurred. “He was supposed to be
on vacation, but he’d come into the office for just a couple of hours.” As the most senior Secret
Service agent on the Detail, Behn usually was at the president’s side whenever Kennedy was
away from the White House, and on trips he occupied the right front seat of the presidential
limousine. (This means, of course, that despite the known threats to JFK’s safety posed by
gunmen, and despite the fact that he was traveling to a dangerous place, JFK was, on his visit to
Dallas, not accompanied by the experienced, supervisory agent who ordinarily was in close
personal attendance when the president appeared in public or traveled. With President Kennedy
in such apparent danger on his trip, Jerry Behn had chosen a most inopportune time to take a
vacation.)
• When the Special Agent in Charge was unavailable, an Assistant Special Agent in Charge
would closely accompany the president on trips and sit in the right front seat of the limousine.
Contrary to usual practice, however, Jerry Behn’s deputy, Floyd Boring, an Assistant Special
Agent in Charge of the White House Detail, was at home on an unusual day off on Nov. 22,
1963. “Agent Floyd Boring was relaxing at home on a rare day off when he got the call [telling
him of the assassination].” (This means that Boring had picked a peculiar time to take the day
off, since he knew about the dangers of the Dallas visit and also knew that Jerry Behn was not
traveling to Dallas. It also means that while on his hazardous visit to Dallas JFK unusually was
not accompanied by either of the experienced agents who usually were in close proximity to him
while traveling.)
• Because of the absence of Behn and Boring, another Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the
White House Detail, Roy H. Kellerman, sat in the right front seat of the limousine as it
motorcaded through Dallas. Kellerman was an experienced agent. (The Dallas visit appears to
have been Kellerman’s first major trip as the supervisory agent.) It was Kellerman who
scandalously remained in his seat and made no effort to get to or shield the president when the
shooting began.
• At the time of the assassination, the White House Detail was in a weakened condition due to
recent resignations and transfers. Nearly one-third of the 34 agents on the White House Detail
assigned to protect JFK, including a number of experienced agents, had recently resigned or been
transferred. “In the past two months alone, eleven of the most experienced agents on the
Kennedy Detail had been replaced. It had been a purely personal choice by the agents–they’d
requested, and had been granted, transfers to field offices… [N]early a third of the agents had
decided they just couldn’t do it any more. Too many missed birthdays and anniversaries, too
many holidays away from home.” (This means that despite several known plots to assassinate the
president, the Secret Service nonetheless was permitting numbers of its experienced agents to
leave the Detail. Shouldn’t it have been obvious under the circumstances that allowing so many
experienced agents to depart was unwise?)
• Perhaps because of the recent departures from the Detail, some of the agents in Dallas were
working their first motorcade.
Ironically, therefore, despite The Kennedy Detail’s efforts to divert blame away from the security
men who dismally failed to prevent the assassination, some of the information in the book tends
to support the consensus that the Secret Service did not do its job on Nov. 22, 1963.
Donald E. Wilkes, Jr., is Professor of Law Emeritus in the UGA School of Law

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My book "Survivor's Guilt" selling much better (in just pre-order), with 4 whole months to go, than Clint Hill's "Five Days in November"

My book "Survivor's Guilt" selling much better (in just pre-order), with 4 whole months to go, than Clint Hill's "Five Days in November"
http://www.amazon.com/Survivors-Guilt-Service-Failure-President/dp/1937584607/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1

As of 4/28/13:

Amazon sales ranking "Survivor's Guilt"- 48,000
Amazon sales ranking :Five Days"- 622,000

As of 5/1/13:

Amazon sales ranking "Survivor's Guilt"- 30,000 (to 52,000)
Amazon sales ranking :Five Days"- 424,000

I think without the "Mrs Kennedy" and just the "Me" (Clint Hill), the interest just isn't there

Monday, April 15, 2013

Vince Palamara major radio show 4/12/13

Vince Palamara major radio show 4/12/13

LISTEN TO IT HERE:



http://unboundradio.com/down-the-rabbit-hole-1524/



On this edition of DTRH Popeye talks to JFK Assassination expert Vince Palamara. Known as the Secret Service expert Vince has appeared on DTRH numerous times in past, he has a book coming out on the subject, and he has been featured in part seven (7) of a nine (9) part series from the History Channel called “The Men Who Killed Kennedy,” his episode was titled “The Smoking Guns.” They go over the Secret Service’s roll in President Kennedy’s murder. Make sure to tune in.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

"FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER" BY CLINT HILL AND LISA MCCUBBIN

"FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER" BY CLINT HILL AND LISA MCCUBBIN


COMING 11/19/13


I really enjoyed Clint's last book (I had a beef with a couple pages, but not enough to detract from a well-deserved 5-star review). THIS book, likewise, sounds great. Lisa and I have have some things in common: we're both 46-47 and neither of us look our age (much younger LOL) :) I have profound dislike for "The Kennedy Detail" but, as with any book, even that one had some things of value in it. Clint discussed my review on C-SPAN in May 2012 and, with Gerald Blaine, he spoke about me on C-SPAN in November 2010, but I digress...get this book! Vince Palamara (the unnamed Secret Service expert in Blaine's book, pages 359-360...those concerns--and so much more---are address in my forthcoming book "Survivor's Guilt"...Clint is one of the good guys)

http://www.amazon.com/Five-Days-November-Clint-Hill/dp/1476731497/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_1_DSQD


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17571543-five-days-in-november

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Survivor's Guilt" PROVES "The Kennedy Detail" is FICTION

"Survivor's Guilt" PROVES "The Kennedy Detail" is FICTION- A very special thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered the book (due out 9/1/13 in kindle, hardcover, and paperback worldwide in bookstores and via such fine outlets as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc): PRE-SALES ARE THRU THE ROOF!!! :O)



http://www.amazon.com/Survivors-Guilt-Service-Failure-President/dp/1937584607/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363865969&sr=1-1




Vince Palamara

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Top Secrets: Presidential Assassinations" Airing: FRI FEB 15 11PM National Geographic Channel

"Top Secrets: Presidential Assassinations" Airing: FRI FEB 15 11PM National Geographic Channel


This program looks fantastic and features former Secret Service Agent Dan Emmett, author of the outstanding "Within Arm's Length", as well as former Secret Service Agent Carlton "Danny" Spriggs, author Del Wilber, and a host of others. Must-see tv! In addition, I am sure the program will eventually make its way to DVD and subsequent reruns...but DO NOT MISS THIS PROGRAM! Anything with Dan Emmett involved is highly recommended.

Vince Palamara

Saturday, January 12, 2013

RFK and his children believe there was a CONSPIRACY in the death of JFK!

RFK and his children believe there was a CONSPIRACY in the death of JFK!

DALLAS (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship."
Kennedy and his sister, Rory, spoke about their family Friday night while being interviewed in front of an audience by Charlie Rose at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The event comes as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of the president's death.
Their uncle was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade through Dallas. Five years later, their father was assassinated in a Los Angeles hotel while celebrating his win in the California Democratic presidential primary.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said his father spent a year trying to come to grips with his brother's death, reading the work of Greek philosophers, Catholic scholars, Henry David Thoreau, poets and others "trying to figure out kind of the existential implications of why a just God would allow injustice to happen of the magnitude he was seeing."
He said his father thought the Warren Commission, which concluded Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing the president, was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship." He said that he, too, questioned the report.
"The evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman," he said, but he didn't say what he believed may have happened.
Rose asked if he believed his father, the U.S. attorney general at the time of his brother's death, felt "some sense of guilt because he thought there might have been a link between his very aggressive efforts against organized crime."
Kennedy replied: "I think that's true. He talked about that. He publicly supported the Warren Commission report but privately he was dismissive of it."
He said his father had investigators do research into the assassination and found that phone records of Oswald and nightclub owner Jack Ruby, who killed Oswald two days after the president's assassination, "were like an inventory" of mafia leaders the government had been investigating.
He said his father, later elected U.S. senator in New York, was "fairly convinced" that others were involved.
http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/1828405?preferredArticleViewMode=single