Dewey Charles West (1920 - 1995)

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San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Section 10 Site 2896,
32053 West Mccabe Road, Santa Nella, Ca

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Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PFC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Charles

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1920 - In the year that Dewey Charles West was born, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

1960 - Dewey was 40 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1977 - He was 57 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

1983 - He was 63 years old when on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

1995 - In the year of Dewey Charles West's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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Dewey Charles West died on June 8, 1995 at 75 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Dewey. He was buried in San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery Section 10 Site 2896, Santa Nella, Ca. He was born on January 8, 1920. We are unaware of information about Dewey's immediate family. We know that Dewey Charles West had been residing in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California.

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