IRONICALLY, LEE GAVE HIS LIFE TRYING TO SAVE THE PRESIDENT, AND RECENTLY WE HAVE COME TO REALIZE THAT LEE OSWALD ACTUALLY EXTENDED JFK'S LIFE AN ADDITIONAL 3 WEEKS. LEE H. OSWALD WAS BORN OCT. 18, 1939.
LEE WORE HIS MARINE RING TO THE VERY END. THIS RING WAS REMOVED FROM HIS HAND AND PHOTOGRAPHED, BUT NEVER LISTED IN THE OFFICIAL LIST OF LEE'S POSSESSIONS: THAT WOULD HAVE LOOKED SUSPICIOUS--RIGHT?
HE WOULD LIVE JUST 24 SHORT YEARS, SERVING HIS COUNTRY FOR 1/3 OF HIS ENTIRE LIFE, AND ALL OF HIS ADULTHOOD, BEFORE BEING KILLED BY HIS OWN FRIEND, JACK RUBY, WHO SAID:
PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO REALIZE JUST WHAT LEE HARVEY OSWALD 'WAS ABOUT' --THE VERY WORDS LEE TOLD ME HE GAVE TO HIS UNCLE DUTZ, WHO THEN ASSURED LEE THAT HE HAD KNOWN WHAT LEE 'WAS ABOUT' BECAUSE CARLOS MARCELLO, THE GODFATHER OF NEW ORLEANS AND A GOOD FRIEND OF DUTZ', HAD TOLD LEE'S UNCLE THAT LEE WAS WORKING FOR THE CIA IN A COOPERATIVE EFFORT TO KILL FIDEL CASTRO. THE CIA FORMALLY ADMITTED THIS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MAFIA ONLY A FEW YEARS AGO.
HERE IS THE EMAIL ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF OCTOBER 18, AS WRITTEN BY A READER OF ME & LEE:
I started reading your book as soon as it arrived. Weeks after finishing it, I am still without words.
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In some way, I seem to inhabit so many of the scenes of this tragedy.
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If you prayed for the book to produce an effect beyond the usual domain of crafted words, then as far as I am concerned your prayer was answered abundantly, powerfully.
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I hope that you were, or will be, able to see ex-Gov. Ventura's Conspiracy Theory TV program (on TruTV). The most recent one (11/19 here) was devoted to JFK (and actually aired, while the usual 11/22 propagandists remained strangely silent, no doubt concocting their worst efforts for the 50th anniversary).
The Governor certainly performed a much-needed service for our country, for every person who is contending with the cognitive and spiritual warpage which overspreads our age. Somehow, Ventura elicited an admission of "lone gunman doubt" from none other than Gary Mack, and then reduced Vincent Bugliosi to incoherency, by refusing to be browbeaten by that eminent jurist's usual tactics of intimidation (verbal goosestepping, the anti-rational marshalling of long-disproven 'facts' reanimated by the brute force of ego).
Even further, the Governor (in a memorable jeremiad of a summation) declared outright that LHO was indeed a patsy, and innocent, having played no criminal part in the hideous events of that day.
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This year, I found myself observing 10/18 (more each year, for the past several years). Any more, there is no 11/22 without 10/18.
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You must have poured your entire life, your entire self (and Lee's) into this book. How it intensifies the "will not leave one alone" quality of those times, places, and events.
To call Me & Lee a tidal wave is sickeningly inadequate.
May this towering wall of truth sweep away the generations of lies from our history, and recreate a living landscape fit for America and Americans (worthy of the name) once more.
Above all, thank you on behalf of our stricken nation for undergoing the Unspeakable that it must have taken to bring into being this unparalleled record of youthful love, scientific zeal, idealism, and patriotism--all inextinguishable, and which will, surely, shine brightly forever.