October 31, 1959
FORMER MARINE RENOUNCES US CITIZENSHIP IN MOSCOW
Mr. Oswald's request was submitted to the proper Soviet authorities for review.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who is 20 years old, served as a radar operator at a US naval base located in Japan.
There is no information available at this time as to the reasons for Mr. Oswald's requests.*
*Lee Harvey Oswald enlisted in the USMC on Oct 24, 1956 just after he turned 17. As a PFC, he served at Marine Corps air bases in California & Japan.
Oswald's request to become a Soviet citizen was turned down on Oct 21, 1959 but he was allowed to continue living & working in the USSR.
He returned to the United States, along with his Russian wife, in June 1962.