Charles Drew (1933 - 2001)

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Charles Drew
1933 - 2001
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May 10, 1933
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April 1, 2001
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Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee 37206
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Charles Drew was born on May 10, 1933. He died on April 1, 2001 at 67 years old. We know that Charles Drew had been residing in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee 37206.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Section LL Row 08 Site 06 7931 Mccrory Lane, in Nashville, Tennessee 37221
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Branch of service: Us Air Force, Us Air Force, Us Air Force
Rank attained: SMSGT, SMSGT, SMSGT
Wars/Conflicts: Korea, Vietnam

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Charles Drew passed away on April 1, 2001 at 67 years old. He was buried in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Section LL Row 08 Site 06, Nashville, Tennessee. He was born on May 10, 1933. We have no information about Charles's surviving family.

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In 1933, in the year that Charles Drew was born, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1955, at the age of 22 years old, Charles was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1972, he was 39 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1982, at the age of 49 years old, Charles was alive when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1992, when he was 59 years old, on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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