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A Question for David Von Pein, re: BBFB


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BBFB, as everybody should know by now,

stands for Bugliosi's Big Fat Book.

Seasons greetings, David.

I have read that while Lee Oswald was serving in the marines he earned his high-school equivalency diploma.

History of the GED testing program

In November 1942, the United States Armed Forces Institute asked the American Council on Education (ACE) to develop a battery of tests to measure high school-level academic skills.[10] These tests gave military personnel and veterans who had enrolled in the military before completing high school a way to demonstrate their knowledge. Passing these tests gave returning soldiers and sailors the academic credentials they needed to get civilian jobs and gain access to post-secondary education or training.

http://en.wikipedia....nal_Development

Yesterday I decided to check the source of this, and I consulted Reclaiming History, which I always keep as close as my equally well-thumbed Bible.

I was unable to find this fact cited by Bugliosi, and I would appreciate your help. It would be a shocking indication of extreme bias on Bugliosi's part if this important fact is not mentioned in his book, but we all love cousin Vinny so, and I hope you can show me what I am missing

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"On March 23 [1959], he [Lee Harvey Oswald] took steps to cover his lack of a high school diploma by taking a General Educational Development (GED) test from the Armed Forces Institute, often accepted by colleges in lieu of the diploma. The standard scores on five tests were correlated to a percentile of the population: in English literature, on which he scored best, he placed in the 34th percentile; in English composition, in the 76th; in social sciences, in the 69th; in physical science, in the 79th;

and in mathematics, in the 58th percentile. The results were then reduced to three grades, unsatisfactory, satisfactory, and with distinction—Lee passed, being rated satisfactory." -- Page 566 of "Reclaiming History" (aka BBFB)

http://ReclaimingHistory.blogspot.com

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"On March 23 [1959], he [Lee Harvey Oswald] took steps to cover his lack of a high school diploma by taking a General Educational Development (GED) test from the Armed Forces Institute,...... Lee passed, being rated satisfactory." -- Page 566 of "Reclaiming History" (aka BBFB)

http://ReclaimingHistory.blogspot.com

Thank you, David. You are a good sport.

Was this before or after Oswald wrote "Helter Skelter" on the Book Depository walls and ran out and shot JFK?

Good one, Norman. Vinny does seem to be confusing Oz with Carles Manson.

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