A Brief History Of Mr. Oswald.
Lee Harvey Owsald was born on the 18th of October 1939. As a child Lee was considered withdrawn and tempramental from most of his family. After moving
in with his half brother who was a US Coast Guard stationed in NY City Oswald was asked to leave after he allegedly threatened John Pic's wife with a
knife and struck his mother. Lee was charged with truancy and was sentanced to a three week psychiatric observation facility called Youth House. A Dr
called Renatus Hartogs described Mr. Oswald as having a "Vivid Fantasy Life, turning around the topics of omnipotence and power, through which he
tries to compensate for his parents shortcomings and frustrations." He then diagnosed the 14 year old of having a personality pattern disturbance
with schizoid features with passive-aggressive tendencies. The Dr then recommended continued psychiatric intervention. Oswald had started to improve
at school in the last months but his mother decided to return to New Orleans in January 1954, which subsequintly prevented Lee from getting the care
that the psychiatrist had so keenly recommended. As soon as his mother decided to do this a New York judge reviewed this and deiced weather Lee was
removed from his mothers care to recieve psycological care and finsh his schooling.
Oswald left school after the ninth grade without a high school dipolma. Throughout his life he had trouble with spelling and writing coherently. After
reading Lee's diarys and letters soem ahve came to the conclusion that he was indeed Dyslexic, nonetheless he read voraciously to such a point that
he belived he was beter educated than those around him. After a long time reading he became an Marxist, he wrote in his diary "I was looking for a
key to my enviroment, and then i discovered socialist literature. I had to dig for my books in the back dusty shelves of libraries." Approximatly 15
months later he sent a letter to the Socialist Party Of America statign that he was a Marxist who has been studying for a long time and asked for
information about their youth league.
Despite this young mans opinions he wished to join the US Marine Corps, he idolized his older brother Robert and wore Robert's US Marines ring. This
relationship seems to have transcended any ideoloigal conflict for Oswald. he enlisted in the US Marines oen week after his 17th birthday. Whilst Lee
was in the marines he was trained in the use of the M1 Garand rifle. After his training he decied to try to be a sharpshooter and obtained a score of
212, 2 points above the required score. In may 1959 on another range he scored 191 which was 1 point over the minimum for a ranking as a marksman.
After a while peopel noticed that Oswald was bearly making the grade so he was then trained as a rader operator, which required him to be givain
security clearance. A document that is dated May 1957 stats that Oswald was "granted FINAL clearance to handle classified matter up to and including
CONFIDENTIAL after careful check of the local records had disclosed no derogatory data." After this he was send to the Marine Corps Air Station in El
Toro in July 1957, and then to teh Naval Air bse in Japan in September 1957. By all accounts Oswalds experience of the Marine Core was unplesent at
best. Small and frail comapared to his other marine counterparts along side with his communist views got him the nick name of Oswaldskovich.
Oswald would be considered careless at best, he was court-mrtialled twice, once becuase he shot him self in the elbow with an unauthorized handgun and
later for starting a fight with the sergent that he belive got him court-martialled the first time. So by the end of this Lee went from Private first
clas to Private and even spent some time in the brig. he was then punished for another incident that saw him unexplicably fire his rifle into the
jungle. By the end of his Marine carrer he was doing menial labor.
After all the trials and tribulations that this young man had been through he decided to move to the Soviet Union at the age of 19. Along with teahing
hims elf some basic Russian he had saved $1,500 dollars. o make sure that he didnt get dragged into the military again he send many letters to college
under fakes names so if he got a reply he could not be re-draughted. He got out of the marine core by lieing about his mother, claioming that she was
ill. He then sent letters to college with lies in them to egt him self a student visa to Russia. Oswald told a reporter in Moscow, "For two years
I've had it in my mind, don't form any attachments, because I knew I was going away. I was planning to divest myself of everything to do with the
On April the 6th 1963 Oswald made ana attempt to assassinate a ritired general, Major General Edwin Walker. he attempted to do so with the rifle he
had taken pictures of him self with in March. A 14 year old boy who saw it said he saw several men jump into an automobile and speed off after the