Cornell Joiner Sr (1946 - 1995)



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West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery
Section H Site 4169,
4000 Forest Hill-irene Rd, Memphis, Tn


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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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1946 - In the year that Cornell Joiner Sr was born, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1959 - When he was merely 13 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1965 - He was 19 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

1982 - He was 36 years old 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".

1995 - In the year of Cornell Joiner Sr's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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Cornell Joiner Sr passed away on January 28, 1995 at 48 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Section H Site 4169, Memphis, Tn. He was born on March 26, 1946. We have no information about Cornell's family.


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