Eric Garfield Best (1942 - 2006)

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Burial / Funeral

Riverside National Cemetery
Section 49B Site 2298,
22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, Ca

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San Diego, San Diego County, California

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Branch of service: Us Air Force, Us Army
Rank attained: A2C, SP4
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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Garfield

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1942 - In the year that Eric Garfield Best was born, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

1973 - By the time he was 31 years old, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

1982 - By the time he was 40 years old, 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.

1984 - At the age of 42 years old, Eric was alive when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1986 - By the time he was 44 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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Eric Garfield Best passed away on March 10, 2006 at age 64. No cause of death has been entered for Eric. He was buried in Riverside National Cemetery Section 49B Site 2298, Riverside, Ca. He was born on March 10, 1942. There is no information about Eric's family or relationships. We know that Eric Garfield Best had been residing in San Diego, San Diego County, California.

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