Ben Guy (1927 - 1990)

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Burial / Funeral

Memphis National Cemetery
Section K Site 6360C,
3568 Townes Avenue, Memphis, Tn

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Last Known Residence

Victoria, Marshall County, Mississippi

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PVT
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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1927 - In the year that Ben Guy was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1941 - By the time he was just 14 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

1944 - He was 17 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

1976 - At the age of 49 years old, Ben was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1990 - In the year of Ben Guy's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Ben Guy died on July 30, 1990 at 63 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Ben. He was buried in Memphis National Cemetery Section K Site 6360C, Memphis, Tn. He was born on March 22, 1927. We are unaware of information about Ben's immediate family. We know that Ben Guy had been residing in Victoria, Marshall County, Mississippi.

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