Elmer Leroy Rouse (1925 - 1993)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section Q Site 382,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon

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

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Leroy

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1925 - In the year that Elmer Leroy Rouse was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1936 - He was merely 11 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

1947 - By the time he was 22 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1961 - Elmer was 36 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

1993 - In the year of Elmer Leroy Rouse's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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Elmer Leroy Rouse died on January 3, 1993 at age 67. No cause of death has been listed for Elmer. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section Q Site 382, Portland, Or. He was born on May 9, 1925. We are unaware of information about Elmer's immediate family. We know that Elmer Leroy Rouse had been residing in Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon.

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