Frank W Corbett (1922 - 1988)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section O Site 87,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Seattle, King County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: 1LT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1922 - In the year that Frank W Corbett was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

1947 - By the time he was 25 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.

1952 - By the time he was 30 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1976 - When he was 54 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1988 - In the year of Frank W Corbett's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Frank W Corbett died on September 30, 1988 at 65 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section O Site 87, Portland, Or. He was born on November 21, 1922. We have no information about Frank's family or relationships. We know that Frank W Corbett had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

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