Earl Wesley Ferguson

(1925 - 2005)

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Earl Wesley Ferguson
1925 - 2005
Born
September 13, 1925
Death
October 10, 2005
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Earl Wesley Ferguson was born on September 13, 1925. He died on October 10, 2005 at age 80.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Earl Wesley Ferguson
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Florida National Cemetery Section 404 Site 1250 6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., in Bushnell, Florida 33513
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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: F1
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii
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Earl Wesley Ferguson passed away on October 10, 2005 at 80 years old. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 404 Site 1250, Bushnell, Florida. He was born on September 13, 1925. We are unaware of information about Earl's family or relationships.

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In 1925, in the year that Earl Wesley Ferguson was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1931, Earl was just 6 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1942, when he was 17 years old, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1983, Earl was 58 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.

In 1992, he was 67 years old when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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