Nation: The Man Who Killed Kennedy

Just two hours after the burial of President Kennedy, the body of Lee Harvey Oswald was put into a hastily dug grave in Fort Worth's Rose Hill cemetery. The arrangements were made quietly by the Secret Service. The only mourners were Oswald's 56-year-old mother Marguerite, his Russian-born wife Marina, 22, his two baby daughters and his brother Robert, 29, a Denton, Texas, brick salesman.

No pallbearers were to be found among friends, so seven newsmen were recruited for the job. Texas ministers, for all their talk about the shame of Dallas and the redemption of sin, seemed notably reluctant to preside. So...

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