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Online Gerry Down

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If Oswald was proven innocent, what award should he get?
« on: June 30, 2020, 06:20:09 PM »
Presumably his dishonorable discharge would be reversed - something that can be done after someone dies.

Also, Marguerite Oswald wanted him buried in Arlington rather than Fort Worth. Doubt the government would go that far though.

Online Martin Weidmann

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Re: If Oswald was proven innocent, what award should he get?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 10:26:03 PM »
Presumably his dishonorable discharge would be reversed - something that can be done after someone dies.

Also, Marguerite Oswald wanted him buried in Arlington rather than Fort Worth. Doubt the government would go that far though.

Hang on... If it could be firmly established that Oswald didn't kill Kennedy and Tippit, the charges against (which were never brought against him in the first place) would have to be dropped.

Beyond that, what exactly did he do that would justify a reversal of his dishonorable discharge and/or a burial at Arlington?

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Re: If Oswald was proven innocent, what award should he get?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 10:31:16 PM »
Hang on... If it could be firmly established that Oswald didn't kill Kennedy and Tippit, the charges against (which were never brought against him in the first place) would have to be dropped.

Beyond that, what exactly did he do that would justify a reversal of his dishonorable discharge and/or a burial at Arlington?

There has been no evidence in the 57 years since the assassination that he ever gave secrets to the russians, when he defected. And this was the basis for his dishonorable discharge. So if it was proved he didn't commit the assassination, his dishonorable discharge be given back.

Offline Peter Goth

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Re: If Oswald was proven innocent, what award should he get?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 10:44:58 PM »
I just read he only had a month of service left when he received the discharge to help his mother
anybody know?

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Re: If Oswald was proven innocent, what award should he get?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 10:55:03 PM »
I just read he only had a month of service left when he received the discharge to help his mother
anybody know?

I think that is true. And if he left after that one month, he would get an honorable discharge which i think could not have been changed by the army afterwards even if they wanted to.

So why did Oswald go to the USSR and say he was going to give away secrets, which he must have known would have given him a dishonorable discharge, and then while in Russia complain in a letter to Gov. Connally about being given a dishonorable discharge. It doesn't make any sense.

Online Gerry Down

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Re: If Oswald was proven innocent, what award should he get?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 12:26:02 AM »
Gary Francis Powers thought Oswald may have enabled the Ruskies to shoot him down.

Is there a source for that or just speculation on what Powers thought?

Online Gerry Down

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Re: If Oswald was proven innocent, what award should he get?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 12:32:27 AM »
Dear Gerry,

Hint: The former.

I believe it's in his book.

Why don't you research it?

--  MWT  ;)

Thanks. Will do.

Offline Paul May

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Re: If Oswald was proven innocent, what award should he get?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 03:07:15 AM »
Presumably his dishonorable discharge would be reversed - something that can be done after someone dies.

Also, Marguerite Oswald wanted him buried in Arlington rather than Fort Worth. Doubt the government would go that far though.

His discharge was undesirable not dishonorable.

Offline Louis Earl

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Re: If Oswald was proven innocent, what award should he get?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2020, 03:19:01 AM »
I've sometimes wondered what the national reaction would be to the news that this man who was probably the most hated man in the world for decades was really just a sad, disillusioned loser after all?   I assume Marina and his daughters would be looking for a lawyer.

And what about Mrs. Tippit?  If Oswald didn't shoot her husband who did, and why?

What a can of worms.

Online Richard Smith

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Re: If Oswald was proven innocent, what award should he get?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2020, 01:41:45 PM »
Bury him at Arlington?  LOL.  I wouldn't hold my breath that he would be deemed St. Oswald.  By most accounts he was an unlikeable kook even before he became a notorious double murderer.  A defector, traitor, political nut, wife beater, and pathological liar. 

 

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