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Lee Harvey Oswald

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Lee Harvey Oswald Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death
24 Nov 1963 (aged 24)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA GPS-Latitude: 32.7324349, Longitude: -97.203264
Plot
Section 17
Memorial ID
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Accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Oswald was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Robert Edward Lee Oswald and Marguerite Claverie. His father died of a sudden heart attack two months before Lee was born, and he was raised by a succession of step-fathers. Growing up, he was considered a loner, not very good academically, and dropped out of high school when he was 15. When he was 16, he took an interest in Socialism and applied to join the Socialist Party of America, but nothing came of the application. In 1956, he joined the United States Marine Corps and was trained as an Aviation Electronics Operator to carry out aircraft surveillance and the use of radar. Despite stories to the contrary, he never learned to fire his rifle as an "expert" and was never trained as a sniper. He was stationed in El Toro MCAS, California, and Atsugi MCAS, Japan (near Tokyo). He was court-martialed twice, once for keeping a private weapon (pistol) in his locker without permission and again for assaulting a non-commissioned officer. During this period, he remained a loner, and upon receiving his discharge in 1959, he used his savings to travel to Russia. The Russians assigned him to a radio and television factory in Minsk and treated him well. They gave him the pay and an apartment equivalent to a plant manager, as they did with all western defectors. Despite this, he became disenchanted with the USSR, and in 1961, he decided to return to the United States. In March 1961, while waiting for permission to return to the US, he met Marina Prusakova at a dance, and they were married six weeks later. In June 1962, he, his wife, and their daughter were allowed to leave Russia, and they moved to Fort Worth, Texas, which is a suburb of Dallas. Although disillusioned with the Soviet Union, Lee Oswald remained "Marxist," even though his understanding of the communist system was limited. After he assassinated President Kennedy from a sniper's nest at the Texas School Book Depository on November 22, 1963, he escaped the building and allegedly shot and killed Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit on a local street. He was arrested in a movie theater for the murder of Officer Tippit and later charged with the assassination of President Kennedy. Two days later, while being transferred from the City Jail to the County Jail, Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters on live television in an act that shocked the already stunned nation. A photograph of Oswald being shot won the Pulitzer Prize and made Detective Jim Leavelle famous. Despite the fact that the Warren Commission later declared that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin of President Kennedy and that he acted alone, many conspiracy theories about the assassination still exist.
Accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Oswald was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Robert Edward Lee Oswald and Marguerite Claverie. His father died of a sudden heart attack two months before Lee was born, and he was raised by a succession of step-fathers. Growing up, he was considered a loner, not very good academically, and dropped out of high school when he was 15. When he was 16, he took an interest in Socialism and applied to join the Socialist Party of America, but nothing came of the application. In 1956, he joined the United States Marine Corps and was trained as an Aviation Electronics Operator to carry out aircraft surveillance and the use of radar. Despite stories to the contrary, he never learned to fire his rifle as an "expert" and was never trained as a sniper. He was stationed in El Toro MCAS, California, and Atsugi MCAS, Japan (near Tokyo). He was court-martialed twice, once for keeping a private weapon (pistol) in his locker without permission and again for assaulting a non-commissioned officer. During this period, he remained a loner, and upon receiving his discharge in 1959, he used his savings to travel to Russia. The Russians assigned him to a radio and television factory in Minsk and treated him well. They gave him the pay and an apartment equivalent to a plant manager, as they did with all western defectors. Despite this, he became disenchanted with the USSR, and in 1961, he decided to return to the United States. In March 1961, while waiting for permission to return to the US, he met Marina Prusakova at a dance, and they were married six weeks later. In June 1962, he, his wife, and their daughter were allowed to leave Russia, and they moved to Fort Worth, Texas, which is a suburb of Dallas. Although disillusioned with the Soviet Union, Lee Oswald remained "Marxist," even though his understanding of the communist system was limited. After he assassinated President Kennedy from a sniper's nest at the Texas School Book Depository on November 22, 1963, he escaped the building and allegedly shot and killed Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit on a local street. He was arrested in a movie theater for the murder of Officer Tippit and later charged with the assassination of President Kennedy. Two days later, while being transferred from the City Jail to the County Jail, Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters on live television in an act that shocked the already stunned nation. A photograph of Oswald being shot won the Pulitzer Prize and made Detective Jim Leavelle famous. Despite the fact that the Warren Commission later declared that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin of President Kennedy and that he acted alone, many conspiracy theories about the assassination still exist.

Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson


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Section: Fairlawn 17. Precise location about 30 ft. to the right of a big tree across from a mausoleum marked SHANNON. About 30ft NW of the steps west of the red granite mausoleum.




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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/781/lee_harvey-oswald: accessed ), memorial page for Lee Harvey Oswald (18 Oct 1939–24 Nov 1963), Find a Grave Memorial ID 781, citing Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.