top of page

Ex-Marine Jailed in New Orleans after “Fair Play for Cuba” Disturbance

Aug. 12, 1963 - In New Orleans today, 23-year-old Lee H. Oswald, of 4907 Magazine St., was sentenced to pay a fine of $10 or serve ten days in jail on the charge of disturbing the peace by creating a scene. Mr. Oswald, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested by First District police at 4:15 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of Canal Street while he was distributing pro-Castro pamphlets asking for “Fair Play for Cuba” (pictured). He said he was secretary for the local chapter of the organization. Police were called to the scene when three anti-Castro Cubans sought to stop Oswald. Municipal Court charges against the Cubans for disturbing the peace were dismissed by the court.


bottom of page