25 Facts You Were Never Told About Lee Harvey Oswald

J.L. Pattison
12 min readOct 15, 2018

We are quickly approaching 60 years since the assassination of JFK, and the average American still knows very little about the man accused of killing the 35th President of the United States. But this article is determined to change that.

Below are 25 quick facts about Lee Harvey Oswald that you never learned from the public education system or the mainstream media — including the inconvenient truths that those with a monopoly on the dissemination of information don’t want you to know.

FAMILY TIES

1). Born on October 18, 1939, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lee Harvey Oswald was the fifth cousin (five times removed) of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee. In Fact, Lee Harvey Oswald’s father’s name was Robert E. Lee Oswald Senior.

Oswald as a child

THE EARLY YEARS

2). As a teenager, Lee Harvey Oswald was a fan of the television show, I Led Three Lives. The show aired from 1953 to 1956 and is described as:

“An advertising executive poses as a Communist agent but secretly reports to the FBI.”

3). Enlisting with the Marines in 1956, Oswald eventually obtained top secret security clearance and was stationed at the American U2 radar base in Atsugi, Japan where he monitored radar for American military spy planes.

A youthful Oswald

TO RUSSIA AND BACK

4). Oswald defected to Russia—America’s Cold War enemy at the time—in October of 1959.

(Note: Those who believe Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy point to this defection as proof that Oswald was a communist. However, those critical of the official story about Oswald’s involvement in the assassination point to this as one of Oswald’s many covers as a U.S. intelligence agent in order to appear as a communist sympathizer. In the intelligence community this is commonly referred to as “sheep dipping.”)

5). Less than two years after defecting, Oswald typed a letter to the American Embassy on August 08, 1961, regarding his return to America. In this letter he even suggested:

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J.L. Pattison

Called "A 21st Century Rod Serling," JL Pattison is the author of 4 books of contemporary speculative fiction for modern-day thought criminals. JLPattison.com