Antti Hynonen Posted October 19, 2004 Share Posted October 19, 2004 (edited) Lee Harvey Oswald's acquaintances from the Marines, questioned by the Warren Commission are all from one of the following places: 1) Santa Ana California 2) Atsugi Japan 3) Keesler MS, USA Has anyone else ever wondered why there are almost no Army buddies from October 1956 - May 1957? Surely, he had some acquaintances during and immediately after his basic training? Here is a list of Oswald's Army buddies (questioned by the WC) and where they served together: Botelho, Santa Ana Call, Santa Ana Camarata, Kessler, Biloxi MS and El Toro Connor, Atsugi Delgado, Santa Ana Donovan, Santa Ana Graf, Santa Ana and El Toro Heidel, aka Hidell, Atsugi Japan Lewis, Santa Ana Murphy, Atsugi and Santa Ana Murray, Santa Ana Osborne, Santa Ana Powers, Keesler MS and Atsugi Japan Roussel, Santa Ana Thornley, El Toro Also here are a few interesting sections from Donovan's testimony. Also a section of Mac Osborne's: From WC inerrogations: Mr. ELY. Do you recall the circumstances under which Oswald left the Marine Corps? Mr. DONOVAN. Yes; I do. Mr. ELY. Could you relate them to us, please? Mr. DONOVAN. I recall that he got a hardship discharge. We offered to get him a flight---that is a hop from El Toro to some place in Texas, his home. He refused. We considered that normal in that if you take a hop you sacrifice your transportation pay. We offered to take him to a bus or train station. He refused. But that is not particularly unusual, either. I recall that he was gone for some period of time, and shortly before I got out of the Marine Corps, which was mid-December 1959, we received word that he had showed up in Moscow. This necessitated a lot of change of aircraft call signs, codes, radio frequencies, radar frequencies. He had the access to the location of all bases in the west coast area, all radio frequencies for all squadrons, all tactical call signs, and the relative strength of all squadrons, number and type of aircraft in a squadron, who was the commanding officer, the authentication code of entering and exiting the ADIZ, which stands for Air Defense Identification Zone. He knew the range of our radar. He knew the range of our radio. And he knew the range of the surrounding units' radio and radar. If you had asked me a month after I left that area, I could not have told you any but our own. Had I wanted to record them, I certainly could have secretly, and taken them with me. Unless he intentionally with malice aforethought wrote them down, I doubt if he wonts have been able to recall them a month later, either. Mr. ELY. Did Oswald have any kind of clearance? Mr. DONOVAN. He must have had secret clearance to work in the radar center, because that was a minimum requirement for all of us. Mr. ELY. Did you ever pick Oswald to act as crew chief? Mr. DONOVAN. There was occasion when Oswald acted as crew chief. If one of these sergeants had another duty somewhere else, and Oswald was senior man present, he was crew chief. And I had no complaint about his work. Mr. ELY. Did he show any special ability in this direction? Mr. DONOVAN. Yes; I think he was competent, very competent. And I think he did his job well. I don't recall anything coming up that he could not handle. Mr. ELY. In acting as crew chief, do you think he demonstrated leadership qualities? Mr. DONOVAN. I don't think he was a leader. Mr. ELY. However, is it fair to say that any reservations you have about his ability as a leader were not sufficient to make you decide never to use him as a crew chief again? Mr. DONOVAN. I would not hesitate to use him as a crew chief. _________________________________________________ AFFIDAVIT OF MACK OSBORNE The following affidavit was executed by Mack Osborne on May 18, 1964. STATE OF TEXAS County of Lubbock, ss: I, Mack Osborne, 2816 43rd Street, Lubbock, Texas, being first duly sworn, depose and say: That while I was in the United States Marine Corps, I served in Marine Air Control Squadron 9 in Santa Ann, California, with Lee Harvey Oswald. Prior to his discharge, I shared a room with him. Oswald was at that time studying Russian. He spent a great deal of his free time reading papers printed in Russian--which I believe he bought in Los Angeles--with the aid of a Russian-English dictionary. I believe he also had some books written in Russian, although I do not remember their names. I once asked Oswald why he did not go out in the evening like the other men. He replied that he was saving his money, making some statement to the effect that one day he would do something which would make him famous. In retrospect, it is my belief--although he said nothing to this effect--that he had his trip to Russia in mind when he made this statement._____________________________________ Edited October 19, 2004 by Antti Hynonen Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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