Nation: The Others

And what of some of the other people drawn, whether or not by their own design, into the assassination of President Kennedy and its aftermath? In the intervening year, the lives of most of them have changed dramatically.

MARINA OSWALD, 23, the assassin's Russian-born wife, was a pitiable creature, beaten and burdened by a psychotic husband who was a flat-out failure in every way. After Oswald was killed, sympathetic people sent Marina some $60,000. She moved into a $15,000, three-bedroom, air-conditioned brick house in a Dallas suburb. She had her teeth fixed, now...