New Orleans, Louisiana (JFK+50) Lee Harvey Oswald, secretary of the New Orleans chapter of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, was interviewed 50 years ago today, August 17, 1963, on a local radio program here in the city.
Mr. Oswald appeared on WDSU-AM's "Latin Listening Post" and was questioned by William K. Stuckey.
A few days later Oswald was also featured on WDSU's "Conversation Carte Blanche" in a debate with Ed Butler of the Information Council of the Americas and Carlos Bringuier, a Cuban refugee.
El Toro, California (JFK+50) Private First Class Lee Harvey Oswald filed for a hardship discharge from the United States Marine Corps 54 years ago today, August 17, 1959,
Oswald stated in the application that his mother had suffered an injury and needed his support.
Oswald's application for discharge was accepted and he was released from active duty in the USMC on September 11, 1959.
According to Robert J. Groden's "The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald" (1995), Lee's mother, Marguerite Oswald, was injured on December 5, 1958 when a box of glass jars fell on her head while she was working at a department store in Fort Worth, Texas.
According to Groden, she had "completely recovered months before Lee applied for the early discharge".