In another thread (The "Other" Zapruder Film) I wrote the following:
“I have personal experience with a JFK-related false memory, which I have described before on this forum, so I know what it can do to you. I still have a vivid memory of watching the ambulance with the Dallas casket arrive at Bethesda on live TV. I remember the ambulance sitting there for several minutes, with some broadcaster's comment about it, till some kind of officer got into the ambulance and drove it away. Years later I tried in vain to find as much as a single clip from that TV coverage to no avail. Gary Mack finally assured me that in fact there was no live TV coverage of the casket's arrival at Bethesda, that what I must be remembering was the live TV coverage of the ambulance leaving Andrews AF Base. But I have seen that footage and it is not the event that I remember at all. I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that what I vividly remember - live TV coverage of the arrival of the ambulance at Bethesda - never happened. It has to be a false memory created over the years by the things I have read about the arrival. At least that's my theory.”
A couple of days ago I received an email from a fellow who told me that he also remembers this. He says that the hearse that left Andrews AFB was a Pontiac, and the one that arrived at Bethesda was “without a doubt a Cadillac.” He says that he pointed this aberration out to his parents at the time it occurred.
Any comments on this? Do we know if the hearse that took the Dallas casket from Andrews and arrived at Bethesda was a Pontiac or Cadillac? (Or both?)