Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was born in New Orleans on October 18th, 1939. Oswald spent his formative years moving from one place to another, living in 22 . cities and attending a dozen schools before joining the Marines at age 17. After three years of service in Japan, the Philippines, and California, Oswald received a hardship discharge, due to his mother’s poor health in New Orleans, and defected to Minsk in the Soviet Union
By Marguerite Oswald.
When Soviet authorities rejected Lee Harvey Oswald’s request to prolong his one-week travel visa on which he came to the USSR from Finland in early October 1959, he slit his veins in a hotel bathroom. Oswald, a 19-year-old ex-Marine, could not stand the idea of returning to the United States. Days before, Oswald had arrived in Moscow via a circuitous route. 20, he left New Orleans for Le Havre, France, under the pretext of going to Europe to study. But that’s not what happened. Instead, he flew to Helsinki, where he was issued a Soviet visa.
Marguerite Frances Claverie Oswald Ekdahl (also known as Marguerite Oswald), (July 19, 1907 – January 17, 1981) was a conspiracy theorist and the mother of Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was born Marguerite Frances Claverie in 1907 to John Claverie, whose family were French Catholics, and Dora Stucke, a German Lutheran, a family of French and German descent.
Marguerite Oswald reads Lee Harvey Oswald's Letters from Russia on Broadside records 401. There are 2 inserts with the LP. The first one is an 8 page booklet with the text of Oswald's letters plus some photos of his letters. The second one is a 3 1/2 by 31/2 color photo of his grave. I'm not sure if this was really an original insert with the LP or was later somehow placed inside the LP. The back of photo has what appears to be a personal note from Mrs. Oswald
Lee Harvey Oswald was a former . Marine who was accused of killing President John F. Kennedy. While in police custody, Oswald was murdered by Jack Ruby. Born on October 18, 1939, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lee Harvey Oswald eventually joined the . Marines and later defected to the Soviet Union for a period of time. Around this time, Oswald's interest in communism tranformed into support for Cuba. He had Marina take a picture of him with the weapons-a document that would later be used as criminal evidence, as Oswald's rifle was eventually identified as the firearm used to murder President John F. In April 1963, Oswald allegedly tried to shoot right-wing ex-general Edwin A. Walker through the window of his home, but missed.
Lee Harvey Oswald's employment at an electronic factory in Minsk generally fits this pattern. When compared to these 11 other cases of American defectors to the Soviets, Oswald's exit from the Soviet Union doesn't seem so unusual. In most of the 11 cases, the defectors were able to get back to the United States simply by approaching the United States embassy in Moscow or through the Soviet Red Cross.