I wrote this a while back for the Ed Forum. Enjoy!
This paper is the result of more than a year’s worth of research, actually on two continents, as I found myself fascinated with Ben Jonson while I was a student at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. I discovered to my delight and surprise that a major book on Jonson, The Broken Compass, had been written by one of my profs at Bucknell, Ned Partridge. When I returned to Bucknell I requested that he be my English Lit advisor for this project, as was Dr. Robert Hilliard, my mentor, in History.
I was fortunate to graduate as one of two in my class, and the only woman, with a University Honors degree that year.
I am deeply saddened to have to share that my dear husband and passionate JFK researcher Donner Brown has passed away. Donner worked with me on all my presentations and was my producer, putting together all the powerpoint presentations and providing the most wonderful support for me. Just about any credibility I have in this arena I feel I owe to him. He always pushed me to do more. We were just starting work on our first book, in fact, about the JFK limo and its star witness.
Here is Donner’s obit:
The photo above was taken on the roof of the Dallas Grand Hotel.
Right behind SS100X on 11.22.63 was the stunning SS parade limo (for some strange reason both a convertible and armoured). It carried the SS men who were told to stay off of SS100X, and was driven by SA Sam Kinney.
This car is, to my thinking, every bit as interesting as SS100X. It was sequestered with SS100X following the assassination, but there is no record of what, if anything, was done with it. SA Robert Frazier did not do a forensic exam on it, as he did on SS100X.
It was the QMII that was used for the Warren Commission reenactment in May, 1964. That is another story, as the reason it was used instead of the actual assassination limousine was that SS100X had been gutted to bare metal to be rebuilt and was, therefore, conveniently unavailable.
Here is an interesting page on the QMII: