Dannie Ray Simmons (1945 - 2007)

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Burial / Funeral

Biloxi National Cemetery
Section II Site 998,
P.o. Box 4968 - Pass Road, Biloxi, Ms

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Last Known Residence

Long Beach, Harrison County, Mississippi

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Branch of service: Us Army, Us Army
Rank attained: PV2, SP4
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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Ray

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1945 - In the year that Dannie Ray Simmons was born, on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

1955 - By the time he was only 10 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1965 - By the time he was 20 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

1976 - By the time he was 31 years old, 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."

1982 - He was 37 years old when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Dannie Ray Simmons passed away on July 4, 2007 at 62 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Biloxi National Cemetery Section II Site 998, Biloxi, Ms. He was born on July 4, 1945. We have no information about Dannie's family or relationships. We know that Dannie Ray Simmons had been residing in Long Beach, Harrison County, Mississippi.

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