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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. I - Page 219« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Mrs. Marguerite Oswald Resumed)

Mr. Rankin.
That would be October 7, 1962.
Mrs. Oswald.
I am still going to try to investigate this thoroughly, because it is very important.
He claimed that Lee worked another place first.
Now, do you know if Lee----
The Chairman.
Let's don't--we will go into those things.
Mrs. Oswald.
But if you don't know, Chief Justice Warren, how will you go into it?
The Chairman.
Please don't turn this into examining the Commission. We will go into those things very thoroughly. Just go ahead with your story.
Mrs. Oswald.
Well, this is a lie, and I want to know about this lie.
The Chairman.
All right, you have told us.
Mrs. Oswald.
I have not finished, sir.
The Chairman.
Well, you may go ahead and tell what you want. But don't question the Commission. That is the only thing I am asking you.
Mrs. Oswald.
Well, I don't know about questioning.
Mr. Doyle.
I think if you compose yourself, if you would, and just go ahead and give the Commission all the information you have.
Mrs. Oswald.
Well, that is what I think I am doing. If I am doing it a wrong way, you will have to understand. I am a layman. I am the mother of this accused boy. I understand that is what the Commission is for, to get all information possible to come to a conclusion.
And if I have found out that my date of employment is the date that Lee was employed in Dallas, and this man said he worked some place before, I think that is very important information.
The Chairman.
We will check on that.
Go right ahead with your own story.
Mrs. Oswald.
Maybe I should apologize for taking up so much of the Commission's time, sir.
Mr. Doyle.
Go right ahead with the business, and when you give the Commission the facts, then the Commission will take on from there in their own judgment.
Mr. Rankin.
Mr. Doyle, while she is taking a moment, I will hand you a photostatic copy of this tape recording of an interview with Mrs. Marguerite Oswald--it purports to be that--recorded on November 25, 1963, an interview by J. M. Howard.
Mr. Doyle.
Thank you.
Mrs. Oswald.
Now, one thing we have not covered was Lee's discharge.
The Chairman.
May I interrupt just a minute?
Is that the document we were talking about just a little while ago, a copy of which was to be given to Mrs. Oswald?
Mr. Rankin.
That is right, that is the one requested.
The Chairman.
And the one you were speaking of----
Mr. Rankin.
As a 28-page document.
The Chairman.
Yes---all right.
Now, you may continue, Mrs. Oswald.
Mrs. Oswald.
Thank you very much.
This is Lee's questionable, dishonorable discharge, where I come in.
The first envelope was addressed to Lee Harvey Oswald airmail. And Lee was in Russia, as we know. We have the proof. And you have all of the copies of this, I am sure.
The Chairman.
Mrs. Oswald.
And this you do not have. You have a copy now, but you do not have the story, Mr. Rankin.
It states that the discharge by reason of unfitness, recommendation for discharge, reason of unfitness.
Well, I wrote to the U.S. Marine Corps--now, where is the copy of my letter?
I talked to a commandant at the Marine Corps and read this to him. And he advised me how to write to the Marine Corps, the official of the Marine Corps. And that is a copy of the letter.
I asked--well, he will get me the letter, I am sure.
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