Assassination of John F. Kennedy Part 5 Biography of Lee Harvey Oswald
About the assassinaton of United States President John F. Kennedy, history of the event including a biography and history of Lee Harvey Oswald before and after.
The Victim: JOHN F. KENNEDY, 35th President of the U.S.
The Alleged Assassin: Lee Harvey Oswald was born on October 18, 1939, to Marguerite and Robert Oswald. In 1956, 6 days after his 17th birthday, Oswald enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.
In 1959, Lee Oswald was given a hardship discharge from the Marines due to a slight injury his mother had incurred. Since she was without money to pay for the medical attention she needed, Oswald was sent home to help out. After a very short stay at home, Lee Oswald decided to travel to Russia. He purchased a ticket for a luxury steamship passage, the fare far exceeding anything he or his family could have afforded.
While in the U.S.S.R., he offered State information regarding strategic military installations and codes that he had gathered while in the Marines. He requested that the Soviets employ him in a radar installation in view of his past experience; he was put to work in a transistor radio factory in Minsk. The FBI at this time ran a check through the CIA and the U.S. Embassy in Russia; Oswald was given "a clean bill."
Lee Harvey Oswald married the daughter of a Russian KGB colonel while overseas. (The Russian KGB is the equivalent of the U.S. CIA.) After 30 months in the U.S.S.R., Oswald decided to move back to the U.S. with his family. His hardship discharge from the Marines had since been changed to a dishonorable discharge. He was given a loan by the U.S. State Department and he moved to New Orleans. There he was met by a Mr. Spas T. Rankin of the China Lobby, an active CIA front. Oswald applied for a passport and, despite his questionable activities abroad, he was given his papers within 24 hours. Anyone familiar with the normal processes of obtaining a passport would realize that this was not a usual case.
By 1962, Lee Oswald had become a member of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in New Orleans. The committee's office address was 544 Camp Street. That same office had an other address as it is the corner office on the ground floor of the building. The other address is 531 Lafayette Street, and this was rented to Mr. Guy Bannister, a known conduit for money, arms, and munitions for the CIA counterinsurgency forces, still training for a 2nd invasion of Cuba, in violation of an Executive Order given by President John F. Kennedy. Khaki-clad men could be seen frequenting the same office that was the source of "Hands Off Cuba!" literature, handed out primarily by Lee Oswald. Oswald must have been an incredibly easy man to get along with, considering his positive political convictions which differed so strongly with those of his officemates. The same could be said for Bannister and his colleagues. Or else one organization or the other was a front.
Moreover, Oswald's best friend and constant companion in New Orleans was a man named David Ferrie. Ferrie, a former Eastern Airlines pilot, was at this time a CIA operative running guns to Cuba. For a highly opinionated Marxist fanatic and communist, as the Warren Commission paints him, Oswald kept strange company just prior to the assassination of Kennedy.
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