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Dec. 9, 2016
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James “Jim” Leavelle is a Pearl Harbor survivor and former Dallas homicide detective. He was escorting Lee Harvey Oswald through the basement of Dallas police headquarters when Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby. That’s him to Oswald’s right in the classic photo above. He was a sailor on the USS Whitney in Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941.