Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassinator of John F. Kennedy, is fading into obscurity. In fact most people cannot name him.
They do not know where the event happened nor the other people involved.
Things about Oswald 1. He was a Marine, he went Russia where he tried to kill himself, Seven months before the Kennedy assassination, Oswald allegedly fired into the home of an ultra-right wing Army general named Edwin Walker. The bullet, which missed Walker, was linked to Oswald’s ammunition after the Kennedy assassination.
Gerald Posner, the author of Case Closed recounted what’s known about Oswald’s actions:
Oswald had an entire book of operations for his Walker action, including photographs of Walker’s house, photographs of an area that he intended to stash the rifle, maps that he had drawn very carefully, statements of political purpose.
In the end, he wanted this to be an important historical feat, and this was to be the documentation left behind. He viewed General Walker as an up-and-coming Adolf Hitler, and that he would be the hero who stopped him on his rise to power.
In March 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, using the alias “A. Hidell,” purchased by mail order a 6.5×52mm Carcano Model 91/38 carbine (described by the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy as a “Mannlicher–Carcano” rifle) with a telescopic sight.
The 6.5 mm Carcano carbine owned by Lee Harvey Oswald
CE-141, or Warren Commission Exhibit 141, the unfired 6.5×52mm round of ammunition left in the assassination rifle above.
March 1963 the date of purchase. Kennedy was killed Nov 22,1963.
Eight months later. Question was this gun purchased under Hidell, which is known as an alias Oswald used, bought for the purpose of the assassination? Notice it has a scope.
Eight months before Oswald assassinated JFK, he tried to kill an outspoken anti-communist, former U.S. Army Gen. Edwin Walker. After his resignation from the U.S. Army in 1961, Walker became an outspoken critic of the Kennedy administration and actively opposed the move to racially integrate schools in the South. The Warren Commission, charged with investigating Kennedy’s 1963 assassination, found that Oswald had tried to shoot and kill Walker while the retired general was inside his home. Walker suffered minor injuries from bullet fragments.
The bullet used in the attempted shooting of Walker was probably not the same type as those used in the JFK assassination. According to various newspaper accounts (e.g. ‘Walker Escapes Assassin’s Bullet’, New York Times, 12 April 1963, p.12), the Dallas police claimed that the bullet was a 30.06 calibre; the bullet shells from the Texas School Book Depository were 6.5mm. The Walker bullet was too severely deformed to allow a conclusive analysis of its pattern of grooves. A spectrographic examination by Henry Heilberger of the FBI laboratory found that the lead alloy in the bullet was different from that of bullet fragments found in President Kennedy’s car.