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Eugene F George (1924 - 2005)

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Eugene F George
1924 - 2005
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August 25, 1924
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January 9, 2005
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La Vista, Sarpy County, Nebraska 68128
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Eugene F George was born on August 25, 1924. He died on January 9, 2005 at age 80. We know that Eugene F George had been residing in La Vista, Sarpy County, Nebraska 68128.
Updated: January 14, 2016
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Eugene F George passed away on January 9, 2005 at age 80. He was buried in Leavenworth National Cemetery Section 53-A Row 33 Site 9, Leavenworth, Kansas . He was born on August 25, 1924. We are unaware of information about Eugene's family. We know that Eugene F George had been residing in La Vista, Sarpy County, Nebraska 68128.
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In 1924, in the year that Eugene F George was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1942, Eugene was 18 years old when 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 1951, when he was 27 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1966, at the age of 42 years old, Eugene was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1995, when he was 71 years old, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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