Oswald, Lee Harvey ___ 1939-1963 ___ American ___ n/a

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Oswald was born in New Orleans but his father died before he was born. After a period in a children's home, he returned to live with his mother and two brothers in Benbrook and Fort Worth. In 1952, Lee and his mother moved to New York, where he was sent to a detention centre and underwent psychiatric treatment. Leaving school at 16, he joined the Marines. After qualifying as an aviation electronics operator, he was posted, in 1957, to the Atsugi Air Base in Japan. He also served in Taiwan and the Philippines before returning to California, and then, in 1959, leaving the Marines. He became interested in Marxism and a supporter of Fidel Castro. He travelled to Finland and then to Moscow, where he applied to become a Soviet citizen. When his application was rejected, Oswald attempted suicide. Thereafter, he was allowed to remain in the country. He went to Minsk where he was given work as an assembler at a radio and television factory. There, in April 1960, he married Marina Prusakova, a young pharmacy worker. Two years later, he took his wife and baby daughter to the US, where they settled, first in Fort Worth, then Dallas and then New Orleans. Oswald became increasingly political, associating with the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, as well as some known criminals. In September 1963, Oswald's wife moved to Dallas to have her second child. Oswald, after failing to get a visa for Cuba, found a job at the Texas School Book Depository. And it was from there that he shot and killed John F Kennedy. Two days later Oswald was murdered while in police custody.
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1959-1962 ___ self family Russia

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