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Now I know I'm throwing this into the fray only to get a little beat up.... but CE99 is a list of answers Oswald writes out in a somewhat autobiographical manner... Just a couple anomalies to which I'd like to call your attention... #4 our little man writes that from 1954 - 1956 he lived in Ft Worth, TX. This is a NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC SCHOOL - Personal History form. If read carefully thru the answers here it is obvious this is LEE andnot the diminutive Harvey. Why? This is JUNE 1955, Oswald is 16 years old and about 5'5" 135 lbs.... he likes FOOTBALL, present vocational choice? Biology and Mechanical Drawing... he has a bum left ear drum.... "What was the last school you attended?" PS 44 in NY And these are the GRADE CARDS from FALL 1953 thru the SPRING 1954 semester So if the evidence offered above has him in New Orleans in 1953, 1954 & 1955 thru June.... "1954 - 1955: Beauregard JHS in New Orleans" "1955 - 1956 Warren Eaton HS in New Orleans" All the other items listed on that Bio page are accurate.... STRIPLING JR HIGH across the street from the house Marge is living in on 11/22 at 2220 Thomas.... the one owned by a friend of FRED KORTH. Mr. DULLES. I think you moved to Fort Worth with Lee in September 1956. In October 1955 Oswald turns 16. The 1955-56 school year would be 10th grade for Oswald at Arlington Heights see above image. The record shows he only attends until October (the little letters next to the years are F=Fall & S=Spring) . 9/54-6/55 is 9th grade Beauregard JHS in New Orleans as it shows... FOR OSWALD TO ATTEND A FT WORTH SCHOOL IN SEPT 1955 DON'T THEY HAVE TO LIVE IN FT WORTH? So let's look again... DATE ENTERED: Sept 5, 1956 Which may be why DULLES says Sept 1956... it also seems that an exhibit from CE1413 is not there anymore... but that Armstrong took a copy of from the Archives. Transcript sent to: Arlington in Sept 1956 ?? In June 1955 he writes the New Orleans Bio... he is now ready for 10th grade... which the above Ft Worth PERM REC shows him starting in Ft Worth in Sept 1955.... and leaving in Oct 1955... to join the Marines... except he doesn't join until Oct 24, 1956 according to FOLSOM. Where is our little man Oswald from June 1955 until Sept 1956? He was working at TUJAGUES at the same time Marge writes her note about moving to San Diego. From July 1955 thru late 1956 LEE works at Tujagues - Harvey is in San Diego with MO for the summer and from evidence John found, attended Stripling in Ft Worth... Which may be why CE99 only mentions Ft Worth for those years despite having evidence to show him in New Orleans PIERRE: Well, then, did he have any close buddies? Mrs Oswald: Yes, when we lived in Fort Worth, Texas. He went to school there up until the eighth grade, which is Junior High; all the children came to my house because this was a brand-new neighborhood. I was not financially able to have the lawn sodded, and everyone else was having their grass growing, and the children were not allowed to play on the grass, so they all played in my yard and my grass and in my home, Francine Tubbs #5 - if you look at the FOLSOM Exhibit we see he was an AIRCRAFT MECHANIC... not a radar operator (LEE was the mechanic, Harvey was indeed radar) #6 he tells us he has a son named David Lee Oswald, American. uh, okay. but we all know our man has 2 daughters....
When I joined the JFK Forum back in 2011, I announced my interest in Ron Lewis and his book, FLASHBACK: The Untold Story of Lee Harvey Oswald (1993). I contacted Ron Lewis back in 2007, and transformed his book into a screenplay. Briefly, Ron tells his true story of his friendly relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans during the summer of 1963. (Academic reviews of our screenplay informed us that there wasn't enough female participation in the story to generate the necessary human interest. Both Ron and I had to agree. Yet the only relevant female character in that story would have been Marina Oswald. To include Marina Oswald into this documentary screenplay would (in common courtesy) require Marina's permission to use her Warren Commission testimony as part of our screenplay. Yes, I know that the Warren Commission is part of the public domain, but I prefer social courtesies to strictly business.) Anyway -- I find FLASHBACK to be basically believable, and evidently so did Oliver Stone, because he briefly engaged Ron Lewis as a consultant for his movie, JFK (1991). For those of you who haven't read Ron's book, yet, here's a brief summary of his claims: 1. Ron was a dishonorably discharged Marine who was also on the lam for passing bad checks in Seattle and Texas, and during the summer of 1963 he was living in New Orleans as a meat packer. (Ron had learned his meat packing skills early in life, and he knew that he could travel anywhere in the USA and be accepted immediately in almost any meat packing plant in America.) 2. Although Ron had a family in the Northwest, he lived alone in a small duplex in New Orleans and he walked to work. 3. On his way to work one day, he met Lee Harvey Oswald handing out FPCC handbills near the Reilly Coffee Company. Ron was interested in Cuba at the time, so he struck up a conversation with Oswald. 4. They had much in common. Lee invited Ron to become further involved in local politics, and Ron thought might be fun, so he agreed. 5. Over the course of that summer in 1963, Ron learned a lot about Lee Harvey Oswald and the life that Lee had been keeping secret from Marina Oswald -- including a young girl on the side (probably Judyth Vary Baker, though Ron never met her personally). Ron never met Marina Oswald, personally at that time. 6. Ron did meet David Ferrie and Guy Banister -- once -- and worked for Guy Banister through Lee Harvey Oswald on a project to keep tabs on the political campaigns of Russell Long and his family. 7. Once, at Guy Banister's offices, Lee showed Ron a cache of illegal arms and explosives that Banister and Ferrie were accumulating on behalf of Cuban Exile revolutionary groups in New Orleans. 8. Ron and Lee remained fairly close during the summer of 1963, meeting each other in the mornings as Ron would walk to work, and sharing stories about the Marines, politics and guns -- Lee's favorite topics. 9. Throughout much of the summer of 1963, Ron Lewis believed that Lee Harvey Oswald was a left-wing activist, however, by the closing weeks of the summer, Oswald appeared to Ron Lewis to have changed into a right-wing activist. This was puzzling to Ron. 10. Ron was especially puzzled in August, 1963, when he saw Lee Oswald carrying his rifle in a bulky bag to a Russell Long speech. He could hardly understand Lee's reasoning during this period. 11. Ron watched as Lee went through many emotional changes, including trying to get Ron to help him hijack a plane to Cuba -- for a very unclear reason. 12. When Ron pressed Lee, he learned that Guy Banister had discovered that Lee was the shooter at resigned General Edwin Walker on 10 April 1963, and Banister was using this information to blackmail Oswald to do anything Banister demanded. 13. Ron claims that after Lee moved to Dallas, he still saw Lee one more time in New Orleans. On that occasion, Lee told Ron some vague details about his trip to Mexico, and about Guy Banister's plans to use Roscoe White to murder JFK in Dallas. 14. Lee also warned Ron, in very callous terms, to keep all this information secret. Lee was so callous about it, that Ron was glad to be rid of Lee at last. 15. Ron says he would have forgotten about Lee Oswald, except that the world went nuts when JFK was murdered later that same year. That's the basic story, in a nutshell. Several writers have found Ron Lewis to be believable. I find him believable in these basics. Ron doesn't go to the lengths of Judyth Vary Baker to make their brief relationship of a few weeks into a life-changing drama -- but sometimes Ron does try to give the impression that his friendship with Lee Harvey Oswald was something special to them both. I'd like to hear from others who have read Ron Lewis' book, FLASHBACK (1993), to discuss its merits and possible points of debate. Best regards, --Paul Trejo
Walking around in Dallas and New Orleans makes a man hungry and thirsty. In my new blog I wrote about places to visit when in need for a beer or a burger. All places have a relation to key players of the events in November, 1963. I'm curious: who has ever visit The Ozzie Rabbit Lodge, Lee Harvey’s, Campisi’s, Henry’s Uptown Bar and Le Bon Temps Roule? http://threeshotswerefired.com/?p=1290 And who can answer my question: do we know if Oswald was a frequent visitor of bars? The New Orleans bars claim he was a regular. He doesn’t seem like one in my eyes, being a loner with an empty wallet...
First time when I visited New Orleans, I couldn't find the exact structure where Oswald lived, in Magazine Street. Earlier this month I visited the great city again and now I found it. Wrote about it this day, and want to share my pictures of the small cottage. You'll find it all on http://threeshotswerefired.com/?p=1055 Scoll to the bottom of that page for six photos of 4905 Magazine Street. All the best from Holland, Perry