Subject: Articles: Oswald Military File: Text Version
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 19:26:21 -0400
From: mshack 

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-Service and Medical--
A Chronological Digest
by Martin Shackelford (1995)

NOTE: Editor's comments or clarifications are italicized; other material is 
as it appears in the military record.The original formats have been altered 
for reasons of space, to include the maximum amount of information from 
the record, so that spaces between paragraphs, etc., have been eliminated.  
Material in bold type is portions typed onto forms. There is no consistent 
format for dates in the record, so the dates have been left in the format in 
which they appear in each portion of each document

CONTENTS:                                                                               PAGE
    A. GENERAL INFORMATION                                                     1
    B. OSWALD'S ACTIVE SERVICE RECORD                                3
         B (1) GENERAL INFORMATION                                           3
         B (2) CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS                                       3
    C. OSWALD'S RESERVE SERVICE PERIOD                            61
         C (1) GENERAL INFORMATION                                        61
         C (2) CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS                                    62
             C (2) (a) GENERAL EVENTS                                         62
             C (2) (b) THE UNDESIRABLE DISCHARGE                  62
     D. POST-DISCHARGE                                                          71
     E. POST-ASSASSINATION                                                    78
     F. POST-WARREN COMMISSION                                        86

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

RELEASE: This set to researcher Robert J. McDonnell, by the Department of the Navy, Marine Corps Headquarters, on Sept. 29, 1992; copying cost: $27.75; source was the Manpower Management Information Systems Division.

OFFICIAL TITLES:
    Official Military Personnel File on Lee Harvey Oswald
    Medical Record on Lee Harvey Oswald

VITAL STATISTICS:
   Name: OSWALD, Lee Harvey
   Date of Birth: 18 Oct 1939
   Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
   Social Security Number: 433-54-3937
   Service Serial Number: 1653230
   MOS: 6741
   Height: 68 inches or 69 inches or 71 inches
   Photo showing height of 5'9" (69 inches)
   Weight: 131 lbs. or 135 or 145 or 150
   Color Eyes: Blue or Hazel or Green or Grey
   Color Hair: Brown
   Blood Type: A
   Religion: Lutheran
   Education:
     Grammar School 8 years, graduated, left 1955
    High School:  Acad  1year. didn't graduate, left 1956
     Highest Grade Completed in School: 9th
   Prior Job Title: Office Boy  D.O.T. Nl. 1-23.02   Years Experience: 4 1/2
    Duties Performed: Performed various clerical duties such as distributing mail,
      delivering messages & answering telephone. Helped file records & operated
      ditto, letter opening & sealing machines.
   Beneficiary: Marguerite (Claverie) OSWALD, 4936 Collinwood St., Fort Worth,
    Texas

B. OSWALD'S ACTIVE SERVICE PERIOD

    B (1) GENERAL INFORMATION

   Active Duty, USMC [United States Marine Corps]
       From 24 Oct 1956 to 11 Sep 1959
       Honorable Discharge; "Released from active duty by reason of
          dependency and was transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve."

        LENGTH OF SERVICE: 02Y[ears] 10M[onths] 17D[ays]
           Time lost: 45 days
        Pvt-Pfc-Pvt-Pfc
        MIL BEH 3.94   PROF 4.1    Recomputed     GCT 105
        Attained equiv[alent] of High School grad[uation] through USAFI
        Grad 46/54 [46 out of 54] AvnFundScol [Aviation Fundamentals School],
           JAX and completed AC&WOOperSrse, Keesler AFB.
        School Attended and Course:
          AvnFundScol JAX                    6 weeks   Completed 1957
        AC&WOperCrse Keesler AFB    6                          1957

   B (2) CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS

        AGE [AT ENTRY INTO MILITARY SERVIC]E: 17/0
        Enlisted for 3 years. No prior service claimed.

        15 October 1956
      UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
        CONSENT, DECLARATION OF PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN
        (FOR THE ENLISTMENT OF A MINOR IN THE U.S. ARMED FORCES)
        PLACE OF APPLICATION FOR ENLISTMENT:
          MCRSS., FORT WORTH, TEXAS
        SERVICE OR COMPONENT FOR WHICH CONSENT IS GIVEN:
          U.S. MARINE CORPS OR U.S. MARINE CORPS RESERVE FOR
          EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY
      NAME OF PARENT(S) OR LEGAL GUARDIAN SIGNING CONSENT:
          MARGUERITE OSWALD          RELATIONSHIP: MOTHER
        [Certification, signatures of notary, Mrs. Oswald and recruiter:]
        OZELL W. MILAM, MSGT., USMC
      HOW VERIFIED: BIRTH CERTIFICATE
      REMARKS: RECORDS IN FUNERAL HOME OF PAT J. McMAHON-
       COBURN COMPANY, CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, PARISH OF
       ORLEANS, STATE OF LOUISIANA, SHOWS THAT ROBERT LEE
       OSWALD, FATHER OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD, DIED AT NEW
       ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, ON 19 AUGUST 1939.
      [Signed by Recruiter] MARION S. ROSE, SSGT., USMC

        24 Oct. 1956
        EXAMINATION OF APPLICANT BY RECRUITING OFFICER
        AFQT SCORE: 58      MENTAL GROUP: 111
        PHYSICAL PROFILE: P 1 U 1 L 1 H 1 E 1 S 1
      [A series of 8 questions determines that Oswald has no criminal history]
        INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED BY
        X  INTERVIEW OF APPLICANT   X REPORTS FROM CIVIL AUTHORITIES
        USMC-RS DALLAS, TEXAS
        REPORT OF MEDICAL HISTORY
        [Oswald reports past history of Ear, nose or throat trouble, and Running ears]
        HOW MANY JOBS HAVE YOU HAD IN THE PAST THREE YEARS?: 0
      WHAT IS YOUR USUAL OCCUPATION?: Student
      X RIGHT HANDED
        [Other illness than those already noted:] Mastoid operation 1945,
        Hospitalized 2 weeks, Ft. Worth, Texas
      PHYSICIAN'S SUMMARY AND ELABORATION OF ALL PERTINENT DATA:
        Mastoidectomy age 6 no problem with ears since
      A.P. BRATRUDE, LT MC USN
        REPORT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION
        NOTES: 39[IDENTIFYING BODY MARKS, SCARS, TATTOOS]:
                      No marks.         ANT.
      POST:  pm rt. scapular; s 1/2" lt hand; vsula
                 ops 3" lt mastoid.
      #18.[HEAD, FACE, NECK AND SCALP]  Mastoid operation 1945 MCD
      BUILD:   xx MEDIUM
      EXAMINEE:
        is enlistment & ACT DUTY AT SEA OR ON FOREIGN SERVICE
      A.P. BRATRUDE, LT MCUSNR
        RECORD OF EMERGENCY DATA
        MARITAL STATUS: Not Married             CHILDREN: None
        [Beneficiary of Death Benefits]: Marguerite OSWALD or John Edward PIC
        [Marguerite was also to receive his pay if he is listed as missing.]
      AFQT-6 58 III
        Citizenship: US
        Address: 4936 Collinwood Street, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
        Place at Which Enlisted: USMC RS[Recruiting Station] Dallas, Texas
        Contract Limitation: None
        Previous Service: None Claimed
        Rank to Which Appointed: Pvt
        Transferred to: USMC RDep, San Diego, California
        Recruiter: R.K. Jones, Capt., USMC, ARO
        Enlistment Period: Three (3) years
        USMC RS [Recruiting Station] Dallas, Texas
        Not eligible for assignment to combat area until after 18th birthday 18 Oct 57
            R.K. JONES, Capt., USMC, ARO
        USMC RS Dallas, Texas       Reason: Enl/Tr
        Reenlistment bonus: None
        PEBD: 24Oct56[crossed out]   8Dec56
      Dates Identification Cards Issued: ???????????   ?? JAN 1957
        Date ID Tags Issued:  ?? JAN 1957
        Gas Mask Size: MLCC
      Class Swimmer: UO
      Documents Inserted: Parents Consent       SA Action
      LOYALTY CERTIFICATE FOR PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED FORCES
        [Includes Standards of Conduct, Membership in or Association with Certain
        Organizations--followed by the Attorney General's list from Executive Order
        10450, with several additions:]
        ELSINORE PROGRESSIVE LEAGUE
        EVERYBODY'S COMMITTEE TO OUTLAW WAR
        IDAHO PENSION UNION
        MASSACHUSETTS COMMITTEE FOR THE BILL OF RIGHTS
        [There follows a Declaration, and Certification]
        Remarks: None
        UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
        MARINE CORPS RECRUITING STATION
        100 LOWICH BUILDING 912 S  ERVAY, DALLAS, TEXAS
      RKJ:pao
      P14-4/3
      ENLISTMENT AND REENLISTMENT ASSIGNMENT ORDER 10-17-56
      From: Officer in Charge
      To:     Private Donald Gerald DAVIS 1653234 USMC
      Subj:   Orders
      Ref:    (a) MCO 1130.4A
                (b) Army Regs 40-503
                (c) MCO 1001.3A
                (d) 8th MCR&RD Order 1130.1A
      1. Having enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps this date, under the
      provisions of reference (a), you will take charge of the men named in
      paragraphs 3 and 4 below and proceed as routed to the Marine Corps
      Recruit Depot, San Diego, California, where you will, with the men in
      your charge, report upon arrival to the Commanding General for
      recruit training.
       [The next two paragraphs relate to:}
       SCOTT, Pleas George    Private    1653232     USMCR(C)
      4. The below named men have enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps this
      date under the provisions of reference (a):
      OSWALD, Lee Harvey    Private    1653230      USMC
      ELAM, Donald Melvin      -do-      1653235      USMC
      5. While performing the travel directed herein, you and the men in
      your charge will conduct yourselves with the proper decorum. Any
      misconduct is punishable by disciplinary action.
      6. The necessary transportation request is furnished you herewith:
       T/R No. M4,515,695 drawn on American Airlines for four (4) (1st)
      tickets from Fort Worth, Texas to San Diego, California via AAL.
      CASH for limousine service six dollars ($6.00)
      ITINERARY OF TRAVEL:
        Dep: Fort Worth, Texas   6:05 p.m. 24 Oct 1956 via AAL #207
        Arr:  San Diego, California  11:45 p.m. 24 Oct 1956
      7. Upon arrival at  San Diego, California and in the event that
      representatives from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot do not meet
      you, you will call CYpress 8-3941, extension 461 (Receiving
      Barracks), state you have arrived at the Air Terminal and request
      transportation.
        8. The travel herein enjoined is necessary in the public service. Cost
      of the travel is chargeable to appropriation 1771105.18 MPMC-57 OC 029
      EAN 74112 BCN 41690 AAN 27.
      R.K.JONES, Acting
      Copy to: CG MCRDep., SDiego, Calif., Dir 8th MCR&RD, SRB ea Indiv
      F I L E
      FIRST ENDORSEMENT               24 October 1956
      1. Received these orders and six dollars ($6.00) cash at the Marine Corps
      Recruiting Station, Dallas, Texas at 1600 this date.
      DONALD GERALD DAVIS, PVT  USMC

      OCT 25 56
      T.B.00001 [Illegible]   Negative     PHYSICIAN'S NAME: H.L. GOFF
      U.S. MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT, SAN DIEGO 40, CALIFORNIA
      Physical examination for active duty conducted this date.
      Blood Kuhn: Negative    Chest Film [etc.] 30144  Interpretation: Negative
      [Illegible] Left Mastoidectomy NCD
      Physical Profile      Physical Category (A)
        PULHES
        1 1111 1
      MCRD, SAN DIEGO, CAL.

        26 OCT 1956
        2ndTrngBn, MCRIN, San Diego, Calif
        Reason/Primary Duty: JOINED RECRUIT TRAINING

        30 Oct 56
        Classification, Aptitude and Trade Tests
        Title        Form      Date          Grade--Score
       GCT    3a                       III-105
       RV      3a                        II-125
       AC      3a                       III-108
       AR      3a                        III-90
       PA      3a                        III-94
       RCT    SR-2   30Oct56     III-92
       Preference of Duty: Aircraft Maintenance and Repair
       Recommended Duty Assignment: Aircraft Maintenance and Repair

       11-1-56
       #18-ANCS-Reg.-F-AM-#19[Illegible]MOD-AM-F-AM
       Sealing-Prophylaxis-Instructions

       NOV 6 '56
      [Smallpox, Triple Typhoid, Tetanus Toxoid, Diphtheria vaccinations]
        MCRD, SAN DIEGO, CAL.       PHYSICIAN: H.L. GOFF

       NOV 8 56
       INFLUENZA [???}                  PHYSICIAN'S NAME: H.L. GOFF

       NOV 13 '56 [Triple Typhoid Vaccine, second dose]

       NOV 23 '56 [Triple Typhoid Vaccine, third dose]

       11-25-56
       Date of 1st Dose [of Polio vaccine]

       12-5-56
       T98 Cold     TREATMENT: Cold Rx    DISPOSITION: D

         11 DEC 1956: Weapons test
         Range: [unreadable]    Course: [unreadable]
        Weapon: PISTOL

        17 DEC 1956: Weapons test
      Range: [unreadable]  Course: FAM
        Weapon: BAR

        21 DEC 1956: Weapons test
        Range: [unreadable]   Course: [unreadable]
        Weapon: M1         Final Qualification: 212 MM

      DEC 26 '56 [Tetanus Toxoid, and Diptheria]    PHYSICIAN: H.L. GOFF
      Date of 2nd dose [of Polio vaccine]

      1-5-57
      tonsillitis L atitis media
      TREATMENT: pencillin 600,000u x5d, nose [unclear], APCs gauze
                        cotton for L ear
      DISPOSITION: no swimming

      17 JAN 1957
      U.S. MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT, SAN DIEGO 40, CALIFORNIA
      Examined this date in accordance with Article 15-50, MMD 1949
      and found to be physically qualified for transfer.
       CAMP SAN ONOFRE [Rest illegible]

        18 JAN 1957
        2dRTrngBn, MCRDep, San Diego Calif.
        Reason: Trns       Primary Duty: RECRUIT TRNG
        Conduct 4.4    Proficiency 4.4
        MCP[Marine Corps Personnel]  Dep[ot], San Diego Calif., Instruction
        conducted in the "Code of Conduct"
        in accordance with Marine Corps Training Bulletin 7-55
        JAN 18 '57[Date only]

        JAN20 1957
        "A" Co, 1stBn, 2dInfTrngRegt, MCB, CamPen, Calif.
        Reason: Id   Primary Duty: DUINS ICT Trn

        [DATE UNCLEAR] CAMP SAN ONOFRE DISPENSARY

        JAN 28 1957
        1st Bn [Battalion], 2dInfTraRegt [Infantry Training Regiment], CamPen [Camp
           Pendleton], Calif. Issued 2 drawers and 2 undershirts                         basic.

        FEB26 1957
        "A" Co, 1stBn, 2dInfTrngRegt, MCB, CamPen, Calif
        Reason: Tr     Primary Duty: DUINS ICT Tra
        Conduct  4.2   Proficiency 4.0

        27Feb57
        On leave until 13Mar57     Type: An
        Change   Dr[awn]. 15     Balance   Adv. 15

        18MAR 1957
        MAD, NATTC, JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
        Reason: Joined     Primary Duty: Underinst AV FUND (P)

        [??} MAR 1957
      [???}TTS RAS, JAX, FLA.

        03 25 57 [Course began]
      OSWALD LEE H.   PVT   AFP 12F
      AVIATION FUNDEMENTALS SCHOOL CLASS P
      NATECHTRACEN NAS JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA
      SCALE  0 TO 99 PASSING IS 6200  6 WK COURSE
      FINAL AV 7125  RANK O46 IN A CLASS OF 054
      COURSE ELECTRONICS OCCUPATIONAL GROUP
      37HR MATH          67  54                           605  1271
      25HR PHYSIC       75  77                           760  1064
      70HR DC ELECT   84  72  66  81                    758  2956
      22HR MAN SKIL    46  57  72                          583  0583
      19HR F F&SURV    90                                     900  0630
      32HR AIR FAM       69                                    690  0621
      INDOCTRINATION  RV  AC  AR  PA  GC  BI  G    0  1R  2R
      TEST SCORES    M 63   54   45  47  53   39  9
      5 03 57

        APR 24 1957
      CLASS CONVENED
        MARINE CORPS LIAISON OFFICER
        AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL AND WARNING DEPARTMENT
        KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, MISSISSIPPI
        COURSE CURRICULUM
        AIRCRAFT CONTROL AND WARNING OPERATOR, AB 27330
        DURATION: 30 academic days, 180 hours
        [Each portion of the course is listed, with the number of hours allotted to each.
        The topics covered were:]
        Radar Familiarization: Radar system familiarization; Basic radar principles
        Operation of Radar Indicators: Surveillance indicators, HRI and IFF
           familiarization
        ACW Operations: Plotting; Telling and Recording
        Aircraft Control and Warning System: Organization; GEOREF; Logs, forms,
           plotting boards; Weather sequence reports; Movements and identification
           procedures; Surveillance Station Operations
        Operation of ACW Installations: Control Center; Direction Center
        Electronics Countermeasures
        Organization of Marine Aviation; Marine Air Support Squadron; Marine Air
           Control Squadron; Communication nets and usage; Naval plotting symbols
           and procedures
        Test Scores                                           Performance   Written   Phase Average
        Introduction &  Familiarization         56              54           55
      Procedures & Operations Part I         66              65           65
      Procedures & Operations Part II         6            No Measurement
      Final Grade: 60
      PERSONNEL ACTION:
        Class or Status Assigned to  SHIFT PARA  PAM      DATE         REASON
        AB27330 08057             A      1     PM89  7 May 57  3386th Stu Sq
      Chg to 24047                 A     87    57    8 May 57 NON ACAD VA/Cl Adjust
      Cred fr AB 27330
        eff 18 Jun 57                        9    P113   11 Jun 57   Awd MOS 6741
      Remarks: Attached to: I&I 1st ArmAmphCo USMCR, Broad Avenue,
        Gulfport, Mississippi.
       Transferred To: Hq Battalion, Hq, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington 25, D.C.
       ELLEN RAY GROTENHOUSE, CAPT. USAF, School Secretary
       School Copy

        1May57
        Pro[moted] to PFC [Private First Class]
        To all who shall see these presents, greeting:
        Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities
        of LEE HARVEY OSWALD 1653230/6400 I do appoint him a PRIVATE
      FIRST CLASS in the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS to rank as such from
        the first day of May, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven.
        This appointee will therefore carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the
        grade to which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things
        thereunto pertaining. And I do strictly charge and require all personnel of lesser
        grade to render obedience to appropriate orders. And this appointee is to
        observe and follow such orders and directions as may be given from time to
        time by Superior acting according to the rules and articles governing the
        discipline of the ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
        Given under my hand at MAD NATTC Jacksonville 13, Florida this second
      day of May, in the year of your Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-seven
        AUTHORITY MCO 1414.1A         DATE OF PROMOTION:  2 May 1957
      E.C. MC INTYRE     Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, Commanding

        2May57 [Deleted]
        Type of Rank: Perm   MOS: 6400  Rank: Pfc  Rank from: 1May57
        Authority: MCO 1414.1A

        3 MAY 1957
        MAD NATTC Jacksonville, Florida
        Granted FINAL clearance to handle classified matter up to and including
         CONFIDENTIAL after careful check of local records had disclosed no
         derogatory data (Aut MCO 55    3A)
         F.R. STERNKOPF, Capt. USMC
        Reason: Compl of Scol   Trans     Primary Duty:UnderInst AV FUND (P)
        Conduct: 4.7    Proficiency: 4.5
        3 MAY 1957[Date only]
        NATECHTRACEN [National Technical Training Center] JACKSONVILLE,
      FLA.   Examined this date and found physically qualified for [Illegible]

        4May57
        CASCO HQBN HQMC
        Reason: JD     Primary Duty: DUINS

        27 May 1957
      DFJ-nad-12
      Commanding Officer, Headquarters Battalion
      Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
      CO 3380TH TECHNICAL TNG GROUP KEESLER AFB STU IN TNG
      ROSTER OS 20MAY57 REFERS: UPON COMPL OF DUINS ABT
      18JUN57 TRP FOL GRADS OF THE ACFT CONT AND WNG OPR CRS
      (AB27330) CLASS NR 24047 TO THE STA INDC FORDU
        CG AIRFMFPAC BY 1AUG57 FOR TEHCON PROCESSING AND
      FURTHER TRANS W/AUG5A7 REPLBN FORDU AS A REPL:
         PFC EDWARD J BANDONI 1551427/6741  USMC
         PFC JAMES M BRERETON 1644586/6741  USMC
         PFC DONALD P CAMARATA  1532342/6741 USMC
         PFC LEE H OSWALD  1653230  USMC
         PFC DANIEL P POWERS  1497079/6741  USMC
         PFC MARTIN E SCHRAND  1639694  USMC
      TRAVCHAR APPN 1771105.18 MPMC-57 OC 029 EXACCT 74121 X
      BUCONT NR 41690 BUCONT ACTY NR 27
      J.W. ANTONELLI   By direction
      CG AIRFMFPAC
      CMC (DFB-2; DFJ-2, DFF-2)
      Commandant of the Marine Corps, Headquarters,
      U.S. Marine Corps,  Washington, D.C.

      18 June 1957
      REPORT OF SEPARATION FROM TRAINING
        TO: Commandant of the Marine Corps (Code DF), Headquarters, U.S. Marine
                 Corps, Washington 25, D.C.
        NAME: OSWLAD, Lee H.    RANK:  Private First Class
      SCHOOL: 3380th Technical Training Group, Keesler Air Force Base,
        Mississippi  DATE COMPLETED: 17 Jun 57  DATE SEPARATED: 18 Jun 57
      COURSE:Aircraft Control and Warning Operator Operator Course AB27330
      FINAL STANDING FOR COURSE: 7/30       DUTY STATUS    X PCS
      ROBERT L. SLATER 1ST SGT USMC

        19Jun57
        CASCO HQBN HQMC
        Reason: TR     Primary Duty: do   Conduct: 4.2    Proficiency: 4.5

        20Jun57
        on leave to 30Jun57     Type: an
        Change   Dr. 11         Balance    Adv. 26
      24Oct56 to 30Jun57  accured [probably supposed to be accrued]
        Type: an   Change  Cr. 21   Balance  Adv. 05

        25Jun57
        AvnElectronicsOper    CMC Spd ltr DFJ-nad-12 of 27May57

        1Jul57
        on leave to 4Jul57   Type: an    Change   Dr. 04   Balance  Adv. 09
      [Deleted:] 1 Jul 57 to 30Jun58  Accrued  Ann Change  Cr.30
        Balance  Due  21
      [Deleted:] 23Nov58 to 18Dec58  On lv    An   Change  Dr. 26
           Balance   Adv. 05

        9Jul57
        Aug AvnEle4thRepl.Bn. MAT&RC AIRFMFPAC [Aircraft FMF Pacific] MCAS
           EL TORO CALIF.
        Reason: Id    Primary Duty: Repl Trainee    Tr. 12Sep57

        10 JUL 1957
      MCAS, EL TORO, CAL.
        STATION HOSPITAL, US MCAS [Illegible words and 4 lines]
        REPORT: Examined this date and found he is physically qualified for
      transfer beyond the Continental limits of the United States.
      [Signature illegible] MEDICAL OFFICER, U.S. NAVY

       JUL 17 1957
      IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATION Issued this date

        8-1-57 [Smallpox, Triple Typhoid, Tetanus Toxoid, Diphtheria, Typhus,
       Cholera vaccinations]

        8-8-57 [Second Typhus, Cholera vaccinations]

        21 August 1957
        embarked on board the U.S.S. BEXAR at San Diego, California and departed
        therefrom on 22 August 1957. Arrived and disembarked at Yokosuka, Japan,
        on 12 September 1957.
        Dep.[arted] Con.[tinental] U.S. 22 August 1957
        PAUL C. BEAN, Captain, USMC
        AUG 21 1957[Date only]

      9-10-57
      EXAMINED, QUALIFIED FOR OVERSEAS TRANSFER [Illegible]

        12Sep 57
        MACS-1 MAG-11 1stMAW FMF C/O  FPO [Fleet Post Office], SFRAN
        Reason: JD    Primary Duty: AvnElectOper

        SEP. 18, 1957
      MACS-1, 1st MAW, FMF

        OCT. 23, 1957
      Health Record verified this date.

        27 Oct 1957
      Gun Shot Wound Left FOREARM   BANDAGED
      TRANSFERRED USNH #3923
      CLINICAL RECORD: PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
        1) [General Appearance and Mental Status) 18 yr. w/o w/n white male in
          acute distress, mentally alert and oriented.
      2) [Head and Neck (General)] neck is supple and face is symmetric
      3) ---7) [Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth, Throat] E.E.N.T. neg
      8) [Teeth] neg
      9) [Chest  (General)] symmetric movement
      10) [Lungs] lungs are clear to p-A   no rales
      11) [Cardiovascular] no enlargement of heart.   no murmur  Puls 76 regular
            BP 112/78
      12) [Abdomen] normal couton     no masses    no tenderness
            L.S.K. not palpable
      13) [Hernia] no hernia
      14) [Genitalia] normal male adult genitals
      [15, Rectum; and 16, Prostate, aren't mentioned]
        17) [Back] no vertebral tenderness
      18) [Extremities] lt. upper arm, just upper to elbow, missile wound with slight
            tenderness and slight bleeding        no manifestation of involvement of
            nerve.
      19) [Neurological] normal deep tendon reflexes  no Pathological reflexes
      20) [Skin] no rash
      21) [Lymphatics] no swelling of inguinal and axillary lymphnodes
      Imp : missile wound
      K. Tanikawa, Intern
      INITIAL IMPRESSION: R. Guthrie
      CLINICAL RECORD: HISTORY
        NATURE AND DURATION OF COMPLAINTS: This 18 yr white male was
      admitted because of a missile wound in the lt upper arm.
      HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESSES: at 8:30 P.M. today (27th Oct) this pt
      fell his gun, which discharged accidentally and shot his lt upper arm, that
      bled a little and did not developed sensory or motor disturbance. X ray
      revealed bullet still inside of upper Lt arm. Pt has no complaint except
      slight soreness.
      K.Tanikawa, Intern
      PAST HISTORY
      1) [Prewar OCCUPATION] high school student
      2) [MILITARY HISTORY] 1 yr in M.C.
      3) [HABITS] drinks moderately        no smoking
      4) [FAMILY HISTORY] father died of cardiac disease   mother, 2G well
      5) [CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES] measles
       6) [ADULT ILLNESSES] none
      7) [OPERATIONS] mastoidectomy (7 yr ago)
      8) [INJURIES] no allergic disease       not sensitive to drugs or injections
      SYSTEM REVIEW
        1) [GENERAL] good
      2) [HEAD] no headache, no dizziness
      3)-6) [EYE, EAR, NOSE, THROAT] E.E.N. T. neg
      7) [NECK] no stiff neck
      8)-9) [RESPIRATORY, CARDIOVASCULAR] ng
      10) [GASTROINTESTINAL] good appetite, good B.M.
      11) [GENITO-URINARY] no V.D. history      no urinary troubles
      12)-16) [GYNECOLOGICAL, HEMOPOIETIC, LYMPHATIC, MUSCULO-
             SKELETAL, NEURO-PSYCHIATRIC] neg
      K. Tanikawa, Intern
      R. Guthrie
      CLINICAL RECORD: DIAGNOSTIC SUMMARY
        CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS:
        Missile wound left upper arm 8355         no artery or nerve injury
      OPERATIONS: Removal of foreign body (slug) left arm #962
      THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES: None
      PATHOLOGICAL DIAGNOSES: None
      CLINICAL RECORD: CONSULTATION SHEET
       REQUEST:
       TO:Yokosuka, N.H.  FROM: Atsugi Sta. Hosp.  DATE: 27 Oct 1957
     REASON FOR REQUEST: Accidental gunshot wound of left arm, wound
      dressed patient sent to Yokosuka N.H. for treatment. Type of weapon -
      22 caliber pistol with a 22 caliber long round.
      HOSPITAL REGISTER NUMBER: 82094
      U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL: NAVY #3923 kcn
      ADMISSION TIME: 2300 10-27-57
      FROM: USNAS, NAVY #3835 ( MCAS-1)   AUTH: HOOD
      X  MR/DR    ACT.NOTIF.EMER. YES
      HOW PATIENT ARRIVED: AMB VIA OTHER/SICK CALL
      OFFICER S PR LOCATION: NO LIBERTY CARD  DEPENDENTS: NONE
      ADMISSION DIAGNOSIS:
        1. Within Command-Not Work
      2. Patient dropped firearm to the floor and it fired, missile struck patient
          in the left arm.
    WOUND, MISSILE,UPPER LEFT ARM,NO A OR N INVOLVEMENT (8355)

        FT 10-27-57
      W/M, UPPER LT. ARM #8255   237   D[ischarged] NOV. 15, 1957
      10-27-57 USNH NAVY 3923
      J-82094 Wd. 5-A
      U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL, NAV. No. 3923
      FT 27  OCT 57   DIAGNOSIS: WOUND, MISSILE, UPPER LEFT ARM
                              GUNSHOT, NO A OR N INVOLVEMENT #8255
                              1. Within command - work
                              2. Patient dropped 45 caliber automatic, pistol
                              discharged when it struck the floor, and missile
                              struck patient in left arm causing the injury.
                              NARRATIVE SUMMARY:
                              This 18 year male acidentally shot himself in the left arm
                              with a sidearm, reportedly of 22 caliber. Examination
                              revealed the wound of entrance in the medial portion of
                              the left upper arm, just above the elbow. There was no
                              evidence of neurologic circulatory, or bony injury. The
                              wound of entrance was allowed to heal and the missile
                              was then excised through a separate incision two inches
                              above the wound of entry. The missile appeared to be a
                              22 slug. The wound healed well and the patient was
                              discharged to duty.
                              SURG: 10-5-57: FOREIGN BODY, REMOVAL OF, FROM
                              EXTREMITIES, LEFT UPPER ARM #826.
      D NOV. 15, 1957Discharged to duty, fit for same.
      R.S. GUTHRIE, LT MC USNR
      APPROVED: H.M. WERTHEIMER, CAPT MC USN, CHIEF OF SURGERY
      rs
       SEROLOGY:
      WOUND MISSILE UPPER LT. ARM NO AORN 8355
      18OCT39 P WD-5A I-10 1653230 2300 27OCT57
      MAC USMC CAU M 82094 OSWALD LEE H.
      REQUESTED BY: Dr. Greenlees/RAM  DATE OF REQUEST: 10-27-57
      X AMBULATORY      REPORT: [Indecipherable]
       A page records vital signs for October 27, 28, 29 and 31, and November 1, 2
       and 3
       CLINICAL RECORD: DOCTOR'S PROGRESS NOTES
       18 year old WM accidentally shot himself in the L. arm with a sidearm
      [two words illegible] 22 caliber [next 20-some words illegible]
       CLINICAL RECORD: DOCTOR'S ORDERS
       [Seven lines completely illegible]
       CLINICAL RECORD: NURSING NOTES
       2300                       This 18 year old white male was admitted to ward with
                                    the diag. of Wound missile Upper Lt. Arm no A or AN
                                    involved. vital signs BP 114  P-76  R-19  T-99. Routine
                                    Lab + 70 MM chest x-ray ordered. Offers no
                                    complaints!
      2400 Penicillin 600,000 U
              Strep Gm ss     Given as ordered.
        U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION, NAVY NO. 3835
        c/o FPO, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
      MEMORANDUM
      From: Medical Officer
      To:     Commanding Officer
      Subj:  INJURY REPORT in the case of
      NAME: OSWALD, Lee H.  RATE: Pfc   SERVICE NO. 1653230
      ATTACHED TO: MACS-1, MAG-11     DIV. OFFICER:
      PLACE INJURY OCCURRED: Barracks #5
      TIME: 2030   DATE: 27 Oct 1957   WITNESS: None
      CIRCUMSTANCES: 1) Within Command, Not Work
                                  2) Man was reaching inside of his locker for shaving
                                      cream and knocked weapon out, causing it to
                                      discharge, causing injury.
      REPORTED TO THE STATION HOSP  TIME: 2045 DATE: 27 October 1957
      DIAGNOSIS: Wound/Gunshot, Left Elbow
      TREATMENT: Bandaged and sent to Yokosuka Naval Hospital
      PROGNOSIS:                           DISPOSITION: Transferred to USNH #3923
      The following data is for information purposes in accordance with BuPers
      Instruction 1085.34.
      1. Injury will result in loss of time to exceed one day.
      2. Injury will possibly result in permanent disability.
      3. Death will not result from causes other than natural.
      4. Investigation is believed necessary.
      H.W. RUSSELL, Lt. MC USMR, Medical Officer
      Copy to: NAS OOD      Duty Officer      Safety      Legal      Security
                   Safety Policy Committee Chairman
                   Industrial Relations (for Japanese only)          Medical Files

        OCT 28 1957
        URINALYSIS:
      RESULTS: [Indecipherable}
        HEMATOLOGY:
        W.B.C.: 8000
      HEMOGLOBIN: 13.5
      E.S. Hascall Jr.
      RADIOGRAPHIC REPORTS
        EXAMINATION REQUESTED: 70 MM. Chest X-Ray
      PERTINENT CLINICAL HISTORY, OPERATIONS, PHYSICAL FINDINGS,
         AND PROVISIONAL DIAGNOSIS:
          Wound missile upper Lt. Arm no A or N 8353
      U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL, NAVY 3923
      FPO, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
      RESULT: NEG
      0500                           Good night no complt.
      0800     reg. diet X3      Pt. seen by WMO at sick call, no complaint.
                  penicillin 1,000,000
                  streptomycin 8 unit Gmss
      2200                            pt. no complaints this p.m.

      10/29 [57]
        0500                            Good night, no complaint.
      0800    Penicillin 600,000 Pt. seen at sick call, no complaints
                 Streptomycin 0.5gm
      2200    Reg. Diet            Good P.M. with no complaints.

     10/30 [57]
       0500                              Good night, no complaint.
      0900    Pro Penicillin 600,000 Seen at sick call by WMO, no complaints to
                 Streptomycin Gmss      offer.
                 Reg. diet X3
      2200                              Good P.M. with no complaints.

      10/31 [57]
        [Illegible]                                 [Illegible]
        0800   Pro Penicillin 600,000
                 Streptomycin Gmss Seen by WMO at A.M. sick call; no complaints
                                             Reg. diet on WP 3X day
      2200                               pt. up and about, no complaint

      11/1 [57]
      0500                        Good night, no complaint.
      0800     Reg. diet X3  seen at a.m. sick call by WMO, no complaints.
                  ProPen 600,000
                  strept gmss
      2200                         Good P.M.

      11/2 [57]
      0500     Reg. diet X3   Good night, no complaint.
      0800     ProPenicillin 600,000   Seen at sick call by WMO, no complaints
                   Streptomycin Gm 0.5  to offer.
      2200                          Pt. no complaints

      3Nov.57  Wound of entry healing well. No nerve deficit. R. Guthrie
      11/3 [57]
      [Illegible]                            [Illegible]
        0800     Reg. diet X3    No complaints this A.M.
      0800     ProPen 600,000
                  Strept. Gmss
      2200                           Good P.M.

      4 Nov 57
      Date Requested: 11/4
      Pertinent Clinical History: AP + lat. l. arm - foreign body.
      OSWALD, LEE H.      PFC/USMC SC         8555-57
      4 Nov. 57: LEFT ELBOW: AP & LATERAL VIEWS
      There are several small areas of metallic density just medial to the medial
      epicondyle. There is a larger area of metallic density which lies adjacent to
      the medial aspect of the shaft of the femur, approximately 4 inches from its
      distal articular surface. This larger fragment measures roughly 1 1/2 X 1 1/2
      cm in size. There may be a metallic foreign body in the soft tissues of the
      forearm, however it is thought that the area of metallic density is due to an
      artifact.
      IMPRESSION: Multiple small and minute metallic foreign bodies in the soft
                           tissues of the distal left upper arm. JSF
      John S. Featherston, U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL, NAVY #3923
      AP + Lat. left upper arm [Six lines illegible]
      [Illegible]                                 [Illegible]
        0800     penicillin 600,000  pt. seen at sick call by Dr. Greenlees
      1400     pt. preped for surgery
        2145   SECONAL gr 155  as ordered

      11/5 [57]
        0700   Nembutal gmss Prep-Op-Med
      0740   Morphine Sulp. gr.4  as ordered
                Atropine gr.150
      0745                       To O.R.
      0925   ProPenicillin 600,000   Not given because pt. went to surgery.
       1200                       Antibiotic D.C.'ed
      2200                       pt. sleeping at present.
      [Incorrectly dated Oct. 5]
        CLINICAL RECORD: OPERATION REPORT
        PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Wound misile upper lt. arm
      SURGEON: Dr. Greenlees   FIRST ASSISTANT: Dr. Guthrie
      ANESTHETIST: Dr. Greenlees   ANESTHETIC: Local procaine %
       TIME BEGAN: 0853    TIME ENDED: ocw
        SURGICAL NURSE: Welch   INSTRUMENT NURSE: Chipman
        TIME OPERATION BEGAN: 0855 TIME OPERATION COMPLETED: 0917
        DRAINS: 1 Plurose     OPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Same