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Episode 104 is the fifth episode in season two of JFK The Enduring Secret. We begin our wander this season with an in depth review of Lee Harvey Oswald, the principal character in the JFK assassination Episode 104 is a story tell and focuses on Oswald's time in the marine corps from his entrance in California, his basic training in various locations, his time in Japan, the Phillipines, Taiwan and his return to California. Beginning with episode 102, we provide a general overview of Oswald's early years and family life and his time in New York. We then cover his entry into the marines in this episode and in the next few episodes his eventual defection to Russia and finally his return home and the fateful last year and a half of his life that led to his infamy as the lone gunman charged in President Kennedy's assassination. Join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story.
Our episodes have now begun to explore an array of matters that dive into a deeper darkness related to what went on that day in Dallas and in the period before and after the assassination. Matters that possibly point to a wider and more sinister plot to kill the president and that clearly call into question the theory that there was a lone assassin. Complex cases without an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important. Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting.
Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it, were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!
This series comprehensively explores the major facts, themes, and events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We review key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching. Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.