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An excerpt from "Harvey & Lee: How the CIA Framed O wa!d" "y John Arm tron#
"Americans are apt to scoff at the idea that a military coup in the U.S.....could ever replace our government. But that is an idea that has grounds for consideration....." -- Lee Harvey Oswald1 Few people knew of Lee Harvey Oswald when he wrote those words but four months later, on November 22, 196 , the news med!a "u!#kly labeled h!m the assass!n of $res!dent %ohn F& 'ennedy& Oswald was !nstantly the most hated man !n (mer!#a and, thanks to the news med!a, s#orned by nearly everyone and presumed )u!lty& *!th!n hours #erta!n members of the news med!a told the publ!# of h!s !nterest !n #ommun!sm, h!s defe#t!on to +uss!a, h!s +uss!an w!fe, and h!s support of ,uba& -u#h of the!r !nformat!on, w!th!n hours of the assass!nat!on, #ame from anonymous sour#es& .wo days later, when %a#k +uby shot and k!lled Oswald, many people were over/oyed wh!le others be)an to ask "uest!ons& ( tea#her from my s#hool asked me what 0 thou)ht about +uby k!ll!n) Oswald& 0 "u!#kly sa!d, 102m )lad he2s dead,1 but not!#ed that she was s!tt!n) "u!etly ne3t to me !n deep thou)ht& ( few moments later 0 asked, 1*ell&&&&&what do you th!nk41 5he thou)ht about my "uest!on, #hoose her words #arefully, and slowly sa!d, 10 th!nk he 6Oswald7 would have had a lot to say&1 0 never for)ot her words& (s a youn) boy 0 d!dn2t #omprehend the mean!n) of her answer, but over the years #ame to understand the w!sdom of her statement& 0f Oswald l!ved he would have had a lot to say--perhaps enou)h to answer the "uest!on of who k!lled $res!dent 'ennedy& 8ut Oswald d!ed and the "uest!on of who k!lled $res!dent 'ennedy nearly d!ed w!th h!m& 8efore the assass!nat!on of $res!dent %ohn F& 'ennedy the ma/or!ty of (mer!#ans had fa!th !n our )overnment, fa!th !n the F80, and trusted the news med!a& 8ut when Oswald was arrested, had !dent!f!#at!on for two people !n h!s wallet, alle)edly told ,apta!n *!ll Fr!t9 the assass!nat!on had been a #onsp!ra#y, sa!d he was a 1patsy,1 and was k!lled two days later !n front of do9ens of pol!#e, many (mer!#ans suspe#ted that other people had been !nvolved& .he F80 "u!#kly tr!ed to #onv!n#e the publ!# that Oswald was )u!lty w!th an overwhelm!n) amount of #!r#umstant!al ev!den#e& (nyone who "uest!oned the!r #on#lus!on was r!d!#uled and not taken ser!ously& 8ut the (mer!#an publ!# never knew that w!th!n hours of the assass!nat!on top F80 and )overnment off!#!als had !nd!#at!ons of a w!despread #onsp!ra#y, but sa!d noth!n)& 0nstead of #ondu#t!n) an honest !nvest!)at!on var!ous )overnment a)en#!es /o!ned to)ether, suppressed most !nd!#at!ons of a #onsp!ra#y, and fo#used the!r attent!on and effort on )ather!n) ev!den#e and test!mony to 1prove1 that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone
assass!n& L!ke !t or not, the )overnment had to #onv!n#e the publ!# that Oswald was the lone assass!n& :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: (s 0 )rew up, f!n!shed s#hool, and be)an my bus!ness #areer, 0 )ave l!ttle thou)ht to who k!lled $res!dent 'ennedy, althou)h 0 always wondered& Over the years 0 pa!d l!ttle attent!on to the #r!t!#s who #alled $res!dent 'ennedy2s assass!nat!on a #onsp!ra#y, unt!l !n the late 19;<2s 0 read 1-af!a '!n)f!sh,1 by %ohn =av!s& (fter read!n) =av!s2 book 0 thou)ht 0 f!nally knew who had k!lled 'ennedy-the maf!a& ( few months later 0 read another book w!th a d!fferent #on#lus!on and, after read!n) more books on the assass!nat!on, real!9ed that ea#h book presented the author2s own theory as to who had k!lled $res!dent 'ennedy& 0n 199< 0 bou)ht 1,rossf!re1 by %!m -arrs& .h!s was the most #omplete work to date on the assass!nat!on and presented not one, but many theor!es as to who #ould have been beh!nd the assass!nat!on& *hen 0 learned that %!m was tea#h!n) a 1%F'1 #lass at the >n!vers!ty of .e3as at (rl!n)ton 6>.(7, 0 de#!ded to attend& *hen 0 walked !nto %!m2s #lassroom, there were some th!rty 1students1 of all a)es and ba#k)rounds& %!m and h!s fr!end, %a#k *h!te, d!s#ussed the assass!nat!on wh!le students and )uests were !nv!ted to )!ve presentat!ons& 0 soon not!#ed two m!ddle-a)ed men s!tt!n) at the ba#k of the #lassroom and be#ame annoyed when they be)an talk!n) loudly, mo#ked nearly every speaker, and were very d!srupt!ve& .hese two men were self- pro#la!med 1e3perts1 !n the 'ennedy assass!nat!on and "uest!oned and #r!t!#!9ed most of the speakers& *eek after week they ar)ued #ont!nuously w!th %!m -arrs, %a#k *h!te, )uest speakers, and students& =r& ,harles ,renshaw was one of the phys!#!ans who attended $res!dent 'ennedy at $arkland Hosp!tal on November 22, 196 & He v!s!ted one of the #lasses and )ave a presentat!on about h!s re#olle#t!ons of that fateful day& =r& ,renshaw told the #lass that he re#e!ved a telephone #all from $res!dent Lyndon %ohnson shortly after Oswald was brou)ht !nto $arkland Hosp!tal on the morn!n) of November 2?, 196 & .he two m!ddle-a)ed men responded by ar)u!n) w!th ,renshaw !n a loud and obno3!ous manner, and then told h!m that he #ould not have re#e!ved a #all from %ohnson& .he!r behav!or and att!tude offended everyone, and be#ame so !ntolerable that 0 later asked %!m -arrs why he d!dn2t ask them to leave& %!m, !n m!ld-mannered .e3as trad!t!on, sa!d they had pa!d to attend the #lass and therefore he #ould not ask them to leave& %!m sa!d that !f the!r d!srupt!ve behav!or #ont!nued, he would probably #lose the #lass& 5everal months later 0 read *arren ,omm!ss!on e3h!b!t @1 ;6, !n Aolume BB00 of the *arren Aolumes, wh!#h was an F80 report of an !nterv!ew of $almer C& -#8r!de on November 22, 196 &
On the day of the assass!nat!on -#8r!de was serv!n) !n the >5 (!r For#e and was stat!oned at $atr!#k (!r For#e 8ase !n Flor!da& . to !nterv!ew -#8r!de& .hat even!n). not!f!ed the F80. =. he !mmed!ately #onta#ted (!r For#e se#ur!ty off!#ers& . when -#8r!de saw and re#o)n!9ed Lee Harvey Oswald from h!s p!#ture on telev!s!on.he off!#ers spoke w!th -#8r!de. and 5( %ohn +& $almer was d!spat#hed from *ash!n)ton.
and was not !n New Orleans& .omm!ss!on2s f!nal report on the assass!nat!on 0 was surpr!sed to learn that they determ!ned Oswald had been !n %apan serv!n) !n the -ar!ne . Oswald a##ompan!ed -#8r!de to a meet!n) of the New Orleans (mateur (stronomy (sso#!at!on 6NO(((7 where he was !ntrodu#ed to some of the members& -#8r!de and Oswald worked to)ether every day for seven months unt!l Oswald "u!t !n -ay 19D.orps !n 19DE and 19D..-#8r!de be)an the !nterv!ew by tell!n) $almer and the se#ur!ty off!#ers that he had worked w!th Oswald at the $f!sterer =ental Lab !n New Orleans !n 19DE and 19D. and #ommun!sm& On one o##as!on Oswald told -#8r!de that he would l!ke to k!ll $res!dent C!senhower& -#8r!de told $almer that Oswald had v!s!ted h!s home on several o##as!ons where they l!stened to #lass!#al mus!#& -#8r!de v!s!ted Oswald at h!s apartment. and moved to Fort *orth& *hen 0 read the *arren .& -#8r!de e3pla!ned that h!s and Oswald2s dut!es were to del!ver dental produ#ts produ#ed by the lab to lo#al dent!sts& =ur!n) breaks from the!r work the boys d!s#ussed astronomy. pol!t!#s. at the Hotel 5enator. wh!#h was d!re#tly a#ross the street from the dental lab on =auph!ne 5treet& -#8r!de told $almer that on one o##as!on he was !ntrodu#ed to Oswald2s mother as she was leav!n) the apartment& 0n early 19D.
omm!ss!on& $he %e#&nn&n# of 'y (ro)ect 0 de#!ded to )!ve a presentat!on !n %!m2s #lass based on the F802s !nterv!ew of $almer -#8r!de& 0 prov!ded students w!th #op!es of the !nterv!ew 6*.omm!ss!on hear!n)s to lo#ate -#8r!de2s test!mony. but was surpr!sed to f!nd that he had never been !nterv!ewed by the .0 was #onfused and sear#hed the 26 volumes of the *arren . wh!#h are both publ!shed !n the *arren Aolumes& .67 and Oswald2s -ar!ne re#ords. C3h!b!t 1 .he -ar!ne re#ords #learly show that when -#8r!de #la!med to have .
h!s fr!end from New Orleans who met Oswald dur!n) a meet!n) of the New Orleans (mateur (stronomy (sso#!at!on 6NO(((7& .omm!ss!on !)nore $almer -#8r!de2s statement4 *hy was -#8r!de never !nterv!ewed4 *ere the!r add!t!onal do#uments that #onfl!#ted w!th Oswald2s ba#k)round and !nd!#ated that he was !n two pla#es at the same t!me4 (t the end of ea#h #lass most of the students )athered at a nearby restaurant.renshaw over a mere telephone #all re#e!ved at $arkland Hosp!tal on November 22nd. #yn!#al. at the $f!sterer =ental Laboratory !n New Orleans. and d!sm!ss $almer -#8r!de by say!n) 1he2s wron). self-pro#la!med. Oswald was !n %apan& *!th these do#uments !n hand.omm!ss!on.he 1e3pert1 sa!d.1 then 0 had a )ood !nd!#at!on of what to e3pe#t !n the future& 5upporters of the *arren . 19D. when -ar!ne .orps re#ords show that he was !n %apan&1 . and hyper#r!t!#al people& From th!s e3per!en#e 0 real!9ed that !n order to #hallen)e the *arren .1 !n wh!#h *h!te #la!med that var!ous photos of Lee Harvey Oswald were of two d!fferent people& 0 ended my presentat!on by su))est!n) that more work needed to be done relat!n) to the l!fe and ba#k)round of Lee Harvey Oswald& *ho was Lee Harvey Oswald4 *hy d!d the . 1.omm!ss!on2s #on#lus!ons. from O#tober. 0 wondered aloud how Oswald #ould have been !n %apan and New Orleans at the same t!me& 0 rem!nded the students about %a#k *h!te2s v!deo. %r&. %F' 1e3perts&1 0 asked one of the men.worked w!th Oswald. separated !nto small )roups. be#ause of h!m and the other )uy&1 0 thou)ht how sad !t was to #lose down the #lass be#ause of two d!srupt!ve. 19DE thru -ay. 18e#ause of h!m you2re #los!n) down the #lass41 %!m sa!d. my work would have to be thorou)hly do#umented& 0f the two hyper#r!t!#al men !n %!m2s #lass would ar)ue w!th =r& . 0 be)an to study the l!fe and ba#k)round of Lee Harvey Oswald !n an attempt to learn whether -#8r!de or the *arren . let alone a 1self-pro#la!med %F' e3pert.he -any Fa#es of Lee Harvey Oswald. 1Fes.omm!ss!on was #orre#t as to Oswald2s whereabouts !n 19DE and 19D. would look for any opportun!ty and spare no ar)ument !n an attempt to n!t-p!#k and d!s#red!t anyone who #hallen)ed the )overnment2s pos!t!on& *!th those thou)hts !n m!nd. 1He 6-#8r!de7 !s obv!ously wron)&1 0 stared at th!s man for a moment and wondered how anyone. 1*hat do you th!nk about -#8r!de work!n) w!th Oswald !n New Orleans !n 19DE and 19D. and the!r #on#lus!on that Oswald had assass!nated the $res!dent. but d!dn2t know how to #onta#t h!m& One of the people ment!oned !n -#8r!de2s F80 !nterv!ew was *!ll!am C& *ulf.1 #ould make su#h a statement w!thout further study and resear#h& How #ould anyone d!sm!ss the statement of a man who !ns!sted that he had worked w!th Oswald da!ly and befr!ended h!m for E months4 *hat k!nd of person passes /ud)ment w!thout even "uest!on!n) -#8r!de or tak!n) the t!me to !nvest!)ate h!s story4 0 #on#luded that th!s man was not a %F' 1e3pert.1 but rather a #yn!#al and narrow-m!nded !nd!v!dual who thou)ht he had all the answers& 0 later d!s#ussed th!s man2s #omments w!th %!m -arrs who sa!d. 1He hasn2t done anyth!n) #onstru#t!ve !n the %F' assass!nat!on !n years-all he does !s s!t around and #r!t!#!9e and n!t-p!#k other people2s work& 02m )lad 0 won2t have to l!sten to h!s nonsense and #yn!#!sm mu#h lon)er be#ause 02ve de#!ded to #lose down the #lass&1 0 sa!d. and d!s#ussed the assass!nat!on& Follow!n) my presentat!on 0 /o!ned other students at the restaurant and sat at one of the tables w!th one of the two obno3!ous.& C*r&o* a"o*t O wa!d 0 read and re-read -#8r!de2s F80 !nterv!ew and was !ntr!)ued& 0 wanted to talk to -#8r!de and see !f he #ould p!npo!nt the dates of work!n) w!th Oswald !n New Orleans.
or radar s#hool !n 8!lo3! 6-ay-%une. and be#ame somewhat prof!#!ent !n elementary German& (fter two years. #ould have mastered the +uss!an lan)ua)e w!thout the a!d of a tea#her. marr!ed -ar!na. then 1defe#ted1 to +uss!a. pea-&n# O wa!d One of the une3pla!ned #ur!os!t!es that arose from my stud!es.orps re#ords to see !f there was a t!me per!od dur!n) wh!#h he #ould have re#e!ved lan)ua)e tra!n!n). *ulf thou)ht for a m!nute and sa!d. returned to the >5. 0 #ould understand and speak s!mple senten#es. !n 5eptember 19DE he met Ha#k 5tout.&1 (fter d!s#uss!n) h!s re#olle#t!ons of the NO((( meet!n). #la!med that a +uss!an-speak!n) person had been subst!tuted for the (mer!#an-born Lee Harvey Oswald wh!le !n the -ar!nes& . and h!s photo was taken !n front of h!s lo#ker& . wh!#h perple3ed and !ntr!)ued me. as re#orded on numerous do#uments& Other books "uest!oned how Oswald was able to speak the +uss!an lan)ua)e w!th near perfe#t!on. Cdward Cpste!n2s 1Le)end of Lee Harvey Oswald. 1C!ther late 19DE or early 19D.1 work!n) for the .he 5e#ond Oswald. 0. but d!d not elaborate and drew no #on#lus!ons& One book.orps re#ords showed that he was !n %apan& (s 0 #ont!nued to read books about the %F' assass!nat!on. yet fa!led to determ!ne how or where he learned the lan)ua)e& 5t!ll other books referred to do#uments wh!#h. who was l!v!n) !n a small town outs!de of New Orleans& *hen 0 asked h!m !f he remembered the year he met Oswald.orps tra!n!n). +!#hard $opk!n2s 1.1 proposed there was an Oswald 1double&1 (nother book.0(. but !t d!d seem that nearly every book #onta!ned unanswered "uest!ons-many of wh!#h dealt w!th Oswald& 0 be)an to wonder !f the se#rets to who k!lled $res!dent 'ennedy #ould be found !n Oswald2s ba#k)round& +* &an. ass!)nments.(& 0 be)an by l!st!n) the dates of h!s -ar!ne . 19D. %apan. we!)ht and phys!#al d!s#repan#!es. wh!#h was alle)edly self-tau)ht and perfe#ted !n a matter of months& 0 stud!ed the German lan)ua)e for two years !n h!)h s#hool. 19DE.utler. 0 was sat!sf!ed that h!s memory of the date was a##urate& Now there were two people who sa!d Oswald was !n New Orleans !n 19DE and 19D.0n 199 0 lo#ated and telephoned *ulf. was Oswald2s near perfe#t #ommand of the +uss!an lan)ua)e. 19DE7& 0n (u)ust 19DE. but was #ompletely lost dur!n) a normal #onversat!on& 0 wondered how and where Oswald. and was the person a##used of assass!nat!n) $res!dent 'ennedy& Obv!ously. and duty stat!ons on 19D6. had a German-speak!n) ne!)hbor for a tutor. tutor. 1(l!as Oswald1 by +obert . transfers. .+ tra!n!n) 6early 19DE7. poss!bly at the (rmy Lan)ua)e 5#hool !n -onterrey. and 19D9 #alendars& 0 soon real!9ed there was no t!me for Oswald to have taken +uss!an #lasses !n boot #amp 619D67. no book had all the answers. w!th a 9th )rade edu#at!on. not a s!n)le book or news art!#le ment!oned $almer -#8r!de or h!s !nterv!ew w!th the F80 !nterv!ew& ( few of the books #ommented on the s!)n!f!#ant d!fferen#es !n Oswald2s he!)ht.. Oswald boarded the >55 8e3ar to %apan and no one saw h!m read!n) or study!n) +uss!an dur!n) the voya)e& *hen Oswald arr!ved !n (tsu)!. 19DE7.1 postulated that the +uss!ans subst!tuted a look-al!ke for the real Lee Harvey Oswald dur!n) h!s 1defe#t!on1 to the 5ov!et >n!on& Fet another book. showed that Oswald had been !n two pla#es at the same t!me. av!at!on tra!n!n) !n %a#ksonv!lle. Flor!da 6-ar#h-(pr!l.he +uss!an-speak!n) 1Oswald. a fellow -ar!ne. when -ar!ne . !f a##urate. or lan)ua)e s#hool& 0 stud!ed Oswald2s -ar!ne .
h!na 5ea 6be)!nn!n) !n November 19DE7& 0 know Oswald d!dn2t attend any +uss!an #lasses or read any +uss!an books or l!sten to any +uss!an re#ords& He d!dn2t have anywhere to )et su#h mater!als and !f he had them we 65tout and fellow -ar!nes7 would have known about !t& *e slept !n the same bunkhouse and most of the t!me worked on the same radar #rew& .he !dea that Oswald stud!ed +uss!an !n %apan !s r!d!#ulous-!t /ust d!dn2t happen&12 (fter speak!n) w!th Ha#k.omm!ss!on. where he was stat!oned unt!l November 19D. and H5.0 asked Ha#k !f Oswald stud!ed +uss!an dur!n) that t!me and he sa!d 1-ost of the t!me we were w!th a mob!le radar un!t& 5hortly after he arr!ved we left %apan and traveled #onstantly from lo#at!on to lo#at!on !n the 5outh .omm!ss!on. 0 )athered F80. !n =e#ember 19D. a m!l!tary lan)ua)e e3am !n the +uss!an lan)ua)e& How was th!s poss!ble4 *here and how had Oswald stud!ed and learned +uss!an4 Fellow -ar!nes who served w!th Oswald !n 5anta (na remembered that he read +uss!an newspapers.orps (!r Fa#!l!ty !n 5anta (na. +uss!an re#ords. or +uss!an read!n) mater!als& Not surpr!s!n)ly. l!stened to +uss!an re#ords. and was !nterested !n everyth!n) +uss!an& . Oswald reported for duty at the -ar!ne .( !nterv!ews of -ar!nes who had known and served w!th Oswald !n %apan& 0 wanted to see !f any of the -ar!nes who knew Oswald !n %apan saw h!m w!th a +uss!an book. *arren . .& ( month later he took.al!forn!a.& (##ord!n) to the *arren . no one remembered see!n) Oswald study the +uss!an lan)ua)e !n %apan. and passed.
and o##as!onally talked about h!s fam!ly& Half way around the world. 8obby *arren.& . sa!d he wanted to k!ll $res!dent C!senhower. O wa!d &n .omm!ss!on. determ!ned how or where he learned +uss!an& O wa!d &n Japan . and never )ot !nto a f!)ht& (fter talk!n) w!th Ha#k 5tout.hey remembered h!m as a re)ular )uy from .al!forn!a and spoke w!th h!m at len)th& He !s a very fr!endly. $almer -#8r!de knew and worked w!th a 1Lee Harvey Oswald1 from O#tober 19DE thru -ay 19D. #ont!nuously talked about #ommun!sm. !n#lud!n) the *arren . Oswald had a date w!th +oslyn Iu!nn. never d!s#ussed pol!t!#al !ssues. 0 was determ!ned to lo#ate and talk w!th $almer -#8r!de& (a!mer /dw&n 'c%r&de 0 f!nally lo#ated -#8r!de !n 5un Aalley. Geor)e *!lk!ns. . the aunt of a fellow -ar!ne who had stud!ed the +uss!an lan)ua)e for the past year us!n) the 8erl!t9 method& 5he and Oswald #onversed !n +uss!an for over two hours and she was very !mpressed w!th h!s #ommand of the lan)ua)e& Oswald2s prof!#!en#y !n +uss!an. l!ked %apanese women. !n 19D9-only 9 months before h!s 1defe#t!on1 to the 5ov!et >n!on& 8ut no one. never talked about h!s fam!ly or ba#k)round.& 8ut th!s Oswald d!d not dr!nk.al!forn!a.0n the spr!n) of 19D9. and h!s !nterest !n +uss!a. .e3as who )ot drunk on o##as!ons. never spoke a word of +uss!an. f!rst surfa#ed at the -ar!ne base !n .ew Or!ean Ha#k 5tout. and fellow -ar!nes knew and worked w!th 1Lee Harvey Oswald1 on a da!ly bas!s from 5eptember 19DE thru -ay 19D. !n New Orleans. )ot !nto a number of f!)hts.
and somet!mes -#8r!de went w!th h!m& . and n!#e !nd!v!dual-the type of person you2d l!ke to have as a ne!)hbor or fr!end& 0t d!dn2t take lon) to real!9e that -#8r!de was very !ntell!)ent and possessed a superb memory& He remembered dates. wh!#h was d!re#tly a#ross the street from $f!sterer2s on =auph!ne 5treet& Oswald showed -#8r!de a #opy of h!s book 1=as 'ap!tal. -#8r!de #arefully re#onstru#ted h!s l!fe !n the m!d-19D<2s. v!s!ted h!s 6-#8r!de2s7 fr!ends.1 and rema!ned !n the apartment for several hours& He remembered that Oswald went home every day dur!n) lun#h. heavy-set woman. the f!rst man-made satell!te on O#tober ?.omm!ss!on sa!d !nterested Oswald throu)hout h!s l!fe& On one o##as!on -#8r!de met Oswald2s mother. went on dates w!th )!rls. attended meet!n)s of the NO(((.O$/J (fter lo#at!n) a photo)raph of -ar)uer!te Oswald taken !n 19?D . and fre"uently d!s#ussed #ommun!sm-a top!# the *arren . and h!s asso#!at!on w!th Oswald& -#8r!de was absolutely #erta!n that he met Oswald shortly after the +uss!ans laun#hed 5putn!k. who he des#r!bed as a short. went to the mov!es to)ether.lo"ua#!ous. t!mes and pla#es from the 19D<2s and 196<2s better than 0 #ould remember events from last year& 0n response to my "uest!ons about Oswald. h!s work at the $f!sterer =ental Laboratory. !n Oswald2s apartment on the se#ond floor of the Hotel 5enator. 19DE& He sa!d they worked to)ether every day for E months.
and another photo)raph of -ar)uer!te !n 19DE .6on the day of her marr!a)e to Cdw!n Ckdahl7.
hr!stmas7 -#8r!de2s des#r!pt!on of Oswald2s mother !n 19DE-19D. he sa!d the woman !n these photo)raphs was not the woman he met at the Hotel 5enator& He also po!nted out that !n =e#ember 19DE. -#8r!de sa!d. dour look!n) -ar)uer!te Oswald.hat2s the woman 0 met&1 . 1. -ar)uer!te Oswald was l!v!n) !n New Orleans at the Hotel 5enator. as 1short and heavy-set. and not !n Fort *orth& *hen 0 showed -#8r!de a photo)raph taken !n 19D? of a heavy set. th!n woman who appeared these photo)raphs& *hen 0 showed these photo)raphs to -#8r!de.hat2s her& .6a )roup photo of employees at $aul2s 5hoe store !n Fort *orth at . s!tt!n) on a #ha!r !n her apartment at 126 C3#han)e $la#e.1 was not #ons!stent w!th the tall.
and told #o-workers that he was mov!n) to Fort *orth w!th h!s mother& 0n (u)ust -#8r!de re#e!ved a letter from Oswald.hose two "uest!ons were to #onsume my thou)hts and . 0 also real!9ed that !f there were two 1Lee Harvey Oswalds1 at a)e 1E 6and youn)er7.-#8r!de remembered that Oswald "u!t the dental lab !n (pr!l or -ay. 0 was #onv!n#ed that both of these men were honest. and a##urate as to the dates they knew Oswald& $almer knew and worked w!th a Lee Harvey Oswald !n New Orleans. s!n#ere. wh!le Ha#k knew and worked w!th a Lee Harvey Oswald !n the -ar!nes !n %apan at the same t!me& . 19DE thru (u)ust. 19D.he probab!l!ty that two !nd!v!duals had used the name 1Lee Harvey Oswald1 seemed more and more l!kely. but why&&&&&and for what purpose4 . 19D. who was l!v!n) !n Fort *orth. and statements from people who were w!th Oswald !n d!fferent lo#at!ons at the same t!me& Later. photo)raphs. and shortly thereafter he "u!t $f!sterer2s and /o!ned the (!r For#e reserves&(##ord!n) to -#8r!de2s !nformat!on and -ar!ne . there was a 1Lee Harvey Oswald1 l!v!n) w!th h!s 1mother1 !n e!ther New Orleans or Fort *orth wh!le a se#ond 1Lee Harvey Oswald1 was stat!oned !n %apan and h!s 1mother1 was work!n) at $aul2s 5hoe store !n Fort *orth& (t f!rst th!s sounded r!d!#ulous.orps re#ords !t appeared that from O#tober. then ea#h of these boys had to have a parent or )uard!an 61-ar)uer!te Oswald17 to #are for them& $wo O wa!d 0 "*t why1 (fter many hours of talk!n) to $almer -#8r!de and Ha#k 5tout. even thou)h 0 had do#uments.
as m!)ht be e3pe#ted. has a lar)e number of !tems related to the %F' assass!nat!on& One of the !tems !n the!r #olle#t!on !s a set of rolls of m!#rof!lm.hese do#uments were released !n 19E. favored #ommun!sm. of . 0 learned that th!s person2s #ommand of the +uss!an lan)ua)e was superb& One w!tness sa!d that Oswald preferred speak!n) +uss!an. #op!ed onto m!#rof!lm by >-0 of (nn (rbor.utler2s book. never read +uss!an books. never threatened to k!ll $res!dent C!senhower. -0. 19D9& . supported .1 and be)an to #ons!der the poss!b!l!ty that a +uss!an speak!n) person had been subst!tuted for the real Lee Harvey Oswald !n the -ar!ne . then both of these youn) men had l!ves and ba#k)rounds both before and after the -ar!ne .ould the Oswald who worked w!th -#8r!de !n New Orleans have "u!t the $f!sterer =ental Lab !n -ay 19D. do#umentat!on that re#orded d!fferent phys!#al des#r!pt!ons and manner!sms.. and never l!stened to +uss!an re#ords& From #onversat!ons w!th $almer. than !t was to bel!eve that he tau)ht h!mself to speak +uss!an fluently wh!le !n the -ar!nes 6as reported by the *arren . read +uss!an l!terature. 0 knew that the Oswald who l!ved !n New Orleans #onstantly talked about pol!t!#s and d!d threaten to k!ll $res!dent C!senhower& 0 thou)ht about +obert .omm!ss!on& Over the years they have prov!ded very !mportant !nformat!on and leads& One of these do#uments.1 and !nterv!ews w!th people who knew Oswald and h!s fam!ly& (fter speak!n) w!th Ha#k 5tout and $almer -#8r!de.he day after the assass!nat!on the F802s New Fork off!#e re#e!ved a telephone #all from -rs& %a#k . 1(l!as Oswald.resear#h for many years& From #onversat!ons w!th Ha#k. arr!ved at the -ar!ne base 6-(. 0 knew the Oswald who served !n the -ar!nes !n %apan never d!s#ussed pol!t!#s.al!forn!a dur!n) the f!rst half of 19D9 #onstantly d!s#ussed pol!t!#s.h!s person was very d!fferent from the youn) -ar!ne who had been !n %apan only a month earl!er. !n 19DE and 19D. and then 1defe#ted1 to +uss!a4 (s !mprobable as !t seemed.al!forn!a !n O#tober where he assumed the !dent!ty of the real Lee Harvey Oswald who had been !n %apan. was d!re#ted toward lo#at!n) do#uments relat!n) to 1Lee Harvey Oswald1 dur!n) the 19D<2s and early 196<2s& 5pe#!f!#ally. was suddenly able to speak fluent +uss!an. and appears to be a d!fferent !nd!v!dual& (s 0 read the *arren . prov!ded a #lue as to the nat!onal!ty and #h!ldhood of the person who worked w!th -#8r!de !n New Orleans !n 19DE-the 1Oswald1 who #ont!nually d!s#ussed and supported #ommun!sm and was a##used of assass!nat!n) $res!dent 'ennedy& .he fo#us of my attent!on. and 1defe#ted1 to the >55+ !n O#tober. photo)raphs of 1Lee Harvey Oswald. and are ava!lable to the publ!#& -ost of these do#uments were not publ!shed !n the *arren Aolumes and may never have been seen by the .!pp!t. never spoke +uss!an.he =allas $ubl!# L!brary.omm!ss!on7& 0 real!9ed that !f a 1Lee Harvey Oswald1 was !n New Orleans and %apan at the same t!me.orps& . therefore.orps& . the Oswald who served at the -ar!ne base !n .5 97 !n .astro.!pp!t.. h!s 1mother&1 Co!!ect&n# doc*ment . to a lesser de)ree.omm!ss!on test!mony of people who knew Oswald !n =allas !n 1962K6 . and remembered d!s#ussed #lass!#al +uss!an l!terature w!th h!m !n the +uss!an lan)ua)e& =!s#uss!n) #lass!#al +uss!an l!terature !n the +uss!an lan)ua)e&&&&&w!th no !nd!#at!on of any formal tra!n!n) !n the lan)ua)e4 0 soon real!9ed that !t far eas!er to bel!eve that the man a##used of assass!nat!n) $res!dent 'ennedy was a nat!ve speak!n) +uss!an. throu)h a freedom of !nformat!on re"uest. an F80 !nterv!ew of -rs& %a#k . wh!#h #onta!n thousands of F80 do#uments relat!n) to the assass!nat!on& . 0 be)an look!n) for do#umentat!on that pla#ed 1Lee Harvey Oswald1 !n d!fferent lo#at!ons at the same t!me. all of my effort and attent!on was fo#used e3#lus!vely on the l!fe and ba#k)round of 1Lee Harvey Oswald1 and.
!pp!t that she was from New Fork and had #ome to *estport.!pp!t& (fter read!n) the art!#le she de#!ded to #all the .he woman had read an art!#le !n the newspaper that !dent!f!ed her husband. 15he knew Oswald2s father and un#le who were Hun)ar!ans and .N to make the telephone #all.!ty. . and spent all the!r t!me on .!pp!t not to say anyth!n) to the press. )ot the!r money from the .!pp!ts& . so that the #all #ould not be tra#ed ba#k to her as she was !n fear of her l!fe& .arthy about a telephone #all she had /ust re#e!ved from a woman w!th a fore!)n a##ent& .onne#t!#ut& -rs& .!pp!t.he woman told -rs& .he woman sa!d.he woman refused to !dent!fy herself and asked -rs& . as 1they1 would know who she was and would k!ll her& . 1Oswald2s father and un#le had l!ved at EEth and 2nd (venue !n Forkv!lle.ommun!st a#t!v!t!es&1 . %a#k . New Fork .!pp!t told F80 ()ent %ames -#. as a relat!ve of sla!n =allas $ol!#e Off!#er %& =& .he woman #ont!nued.ommun!sts. .ommun!sts&1 .*estport. that wh!le l!v!n) there they both were unemployed.
he !nformat!on prov!ded by the un!dent!f!ed woman may or may not be a##urate. he doesn2t look l!ke you re#all Lee looked !n 19D2 and 19D when you saw h!m !n New Fork . but !t does prov!de poss!ble answers to many unanswered "uest!ons relat!n) to New Fork .!ty. then he was )roomed and tra!ned by the . as we shall soon see& 0f the +uss!an-speak!n) Oswald l!ved !n New Fork .he real Lee Harvey Oswald l!ved w!th h!s older brother 6half-brother7. for a few weeks !n the fall of 19D2 !n New Fork . 15!r.1 one of wh!#h was alle)edly taken !n 19D at the 8ron3 Hoo& $!# test!f!ed.entral 0ntell!)en#e ()en#y over a E-year per!od for the purpose of !mpersonat!n) the (mer!#an born Lee Harvey Oswald and then 1defe#t!n)1 to the 5ov!et >n!on& . from that photo 0 #ould not re#o)n!9e that !s Lee Harvey Oswald&1 ..hat youn) fellow !s shown there. 1No.!ty as a youth. s!r&1 ? ( #ompar!son of Oswald2s 6th )rade #lass photo w!th the 18ron3 Hoo1 photo . as 0 bel!eve he d!d. 1.omm!ss!on attorney (lbert %enner responded to $!#2s answer by restat!n) h!s "uest!on.omm!ss!on he was asked to !dent!fy several photo)raphs of 1Lee Harvey Oswald.!ty& *hen $!# test!f!ed before the *arren . %ohn Cdward $!#.!ty41 %ohn $!# repl!ed.
when Oswald was /ust 1 years old& .ele)ram and #on#erned Oswald2s 1defe#t!on1 to +uss!a& .shown to $!# for !dent!f!#at!on shows that they are not the same boy& .he l!brary at the >n!vers!ty of .(7 has a small #olle#t!on of %F' related mater!al that !n#ludes many or!)!nal newspaper #l!pp!n)s from 196 and 196?& One of the #l!pp!n)s was from the November 1.e3as at (rl!n)ton 6>.O$/J 15e#ond Oswald1 do#uments be)an appear!n) as early as 19D . 19D9 !ssue of the Fort *orth 5tar-.
Object3 2 .