Benton Weaver Decker (1969 - 1983)

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Benton Weaver Decker
1969 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Benton Weaver Decker was born on December 31, 1969. He died on December 26, 1983 at age 13.


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Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section O Site 446, P.o. Box 6237, in San Diego, California



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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: RADM
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, World War I

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Benton Weaver Decker died on December 26, 1983 at 13 years of age. He was buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section O Site 446, San Diego, California. He was born on December 31, 1969. There is no information about Benton's family or relationships.
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In 1969, in the year that Benton Weaver Decker was born, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1970, Benton was just 1 year old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1974, he was just 5 years old when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1983, in the year of Benton Weaver Decker's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Benton Weaver Decker Jr
Dec 1, 1922 - May 28, 1959

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Jul 26, 1918 - Nov 16, 1978
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Apr 28, 1924 - Aug 9, 1987
Dorcy Le Roy Decker
Dec 31, 1969 - Aug 24, 1958
Elmer William Decker
Aug 22, 1909 - Jun 28, 1967
Gus Eugene Decker
Died: Nov 12, 1943
Leona Decker
Oct 19, 1905 - Feb 19, 1956
Lawrence Elmer Decker
Dec 31, 1969 - May 6, 1969
Milton B Decker
Dec 31, 1969 - Nov 28, 1969

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