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Reprinted from Warren Commission document 75 verbatim is the following.

Mr. HAROLD J. STAFFORD, Regional Attorney, Room 901, 1401 Commerce Street, Department of Health Education and Welfare (HEW) Dallas, Texas, advised that one of the programs of the Social Security Administration is the arranging for temporary assistance to United States citizens and their dependents who have returned from a foreign country and are without available resources. The program is financed with Federal funds.
Mr. STAFFORD informed that the Dallas files reflect several pieces of correspondence under the caption - "REPATRIATION - Oswald, Lee and family." On June 13, 1962, OSWALD the repatriate, his wife MARYNA, 20 and baby named JANE, four months old - arrived in New York City aboard the S/S MAASDAM from Moscow. The passport was issued at Los Angeles September 10, 1959. A letter states that on arrival the family had only $63.00 which was not sufficient for transportation to Texas. His brother, ROBERT OSWALD, living at 7313 Davenport, Fort Worth, Texas, forwarded $200.00 thereby providing sufficient money for transportation for the family to Fort Worth, Texas.
Mr. STAFFORD advises correspondence from the New York office indicates that OSWALD served in the U.S. Marine Corps and went to Russia with the State Department's approval to accept employment as a radar specialist.Specifically, he was there for 2 and a half years and married a Russian girl.
Mr. STAFFORD advised that a letter dated June 22, 1962, from MARCELLE CLARK, Assistant Chief, Division of Program Operations, to the Dallas Regional Office of HEW instructed that arrangements be made by the Dallas representative of HEW for the family following arrival in Texas. It was not known whether an expenditure by HEW should be necessary, but should be on a "stand-by basis" for the purpose of assistance in case of need. This letter reflects that OSWALD apparently went directly overseas following his discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps and eventually studied as a veteran under the G. I. Bill in Switzerland. Subsequently, he lived in Russia and married a Russian woman. No dates or further information is further contained in HEW Files.
https://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=10477&relPageId=464

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That's a great find, Robert.

Raises a lot of questions...especially on the source(s) of the information it contains.

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Thanks! Any valid government document that states Oswald went to the Soviet Union with State Department approval, can't be insignificant. The sentence about studying in Switzerland under the G. I. Bill is perplexing to me in the sense, there

are no supporting documents, elaborating on that; It makes me wonder just what were in some of those missing, destroyed documents.

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Reprinted from Warren Commission document 75 verbatim is the following.

Mr. HAROLD J. STAFFORD, Regional Attorney, Room 901, 1401 Commerce Street, Department of Health Education and Welfare (HEW) Dallas, Texas, advised that one of the programs of the Social Security Administration is the arranging for temporary assistance to United States citizens and their dependents who have returned from a foreign country and are without available resources. The program is financed with Federal funds.

Mr. STAFFORD informed that the Dallas files reflect several pieces of correspondence under the caption - "REPATRIATION - Oswald, Lee and family." On June 13, 1962, OSWALD the repatriate, his wife MARYNA, 20 and baby named JANE, four months old - arrived in New York City aboard the S/S MAASDAM from Moscow. The passport was issued at Los Angeles September 10, 1959. A letter states that on arrival the family had only $63.00 which was not sufficient for transportation to Texas. His brother, ROBERT OSWALD, living at 7313 Davenport, Fort Worth, Texas, forwarded $200.00 thereby providing sufficient money for transportation for the family to Fort Worth, Texas.

Mr. STAFFORD advises correspondence from the New York office indicates that OSWALD served in the U.S. Marine Corps and went to Russia with the State Department's approval to accept employment as a radar specialist.Specifically, he was there for 2 and a half years and married a Russian girl.

Mr. STAFFORD advised that a letter dated June 22, 1962, from MARCELLE CLARK, Assistant Chief, Division of Program Operations, to the Dallas Regional Office of HEW instructed that arrangements be made by the Dallas representative of HEW for the family following arrival in Texas. It was not known whether an expenditure by HEW should be necessary, but should be on a "stand-by basis" for the purpose of assistance in case of need. This letter reflects that OSWALD apparently went directly overseas following his discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps and eventually studied as a veteran under the G. I. Bill in Switzerland. Subsequently, he lived in Russia and married a Russian woman. No dates or further information is further contained in HEW Files.

https://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=10477&relPageId=464

Robert:

Good work, of course, but be careful because. . .

I pursued this matter very intensely some five years ago, and discovered that the "paper trail" led back to Oswald himself.

In short, upon debarking from the SS Maasdam upon its arrival in New York City on Wednesday, june 13, 1962, Oswald was interviewed by one or more representatives of the NYC Department of Welfare. At that time, he made these statements.

The fact that Oswald made these statements --about being a "radar specialist" sent to the USSR with State Department approval, or about studying aboard under the GI Bill etc--does not make them true, but it does give us some insight as to Oswald's psychology.

One other side-note. Oswald's statements about being a radar specialist led to the following amusing paper trail. HEW (in New York, I believe) reported to Washington, and someone in Washington (as I recall) forwarded the file to Dallas, and somewhere along the line, some official --whose concern was whether Oswald would find employment--wrote that since Oswald was a 'radar specialist' he would of course have little trouble finding employment.

If/when time permits, I will try to look up the exact document citations, and add them to this post.

DSL

8/2/14 - 2:30 AM PDT

Los Angeles, California

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Thanks for the heads-up; I remember some of those comments; along the lines of Oz, allegedly telling NY officials "he was abducted in the Soviet Union, while on guard duty."

I suppose the ultimate conundrum about the assassination legacy is the inability to tell who is telling the truth about "their accounts" of virtually any topic.

Thanks for the post. I have always been a big fan of yours, and you certainly have made an immense contribution to authentic research since back in the day; which is no small

feat.

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