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5 Things You May Not Know About Lee Harvey Oswald

For more than sixty years, Lee Harvey Oswald has been known for playing a leading role in the Kennedy assassination. But not much is known about Oswald other than for being the man accused of murdering the 35th President of the United States. Here are five interesting facts that you may have never learned!


1. He served in the Marines — where his nickname was “Osvaldovich”

Oswald took an early interest in socialism after picking up a leaflet about the coming execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who had been convicted of spying for Russia. “I was looking for a key to my environment, and then I discovered socialist literature,” Oswald wrote in his diary. “I had to dig for my books in the back of dusty shelves of libraries.” Despite his socialist leanings, Oswald enlisted in the Marines and in 1957 was stationed in Atsugi, Japan. While there, he earned the nickname “Osvaldovich.”