Harry Elmer Law (1917 - 1980)

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Harry Elmer Law
1917 - 1980
February 25, 1917
February 14, 1980
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Highland, San Bernardino County, California 92346
Harry Elmer Law was born on February 25, 1917. He died on February 14, 1980 at 62 years old. We know that Harry Elmer Law had been residing in Highland, San Bernardino County, California 92346.
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Highland, San Bernardino County, California 92346
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Riverside National Cemetery Section 2 Site 366 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, in Riverside, California 92518
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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: LTC
Wars/Conflicts: Korea, Vietnam

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Harry Elmer Law passed away on February 14, 1980 at 62 years old. He was buried in Riverside National Cemetery Section 2 Site 366, Riverside, California. He was born on February 25, 1917. We have no information about Harry's family or relationships. We know that Harry Elmer Law had been residing in Highland, San Bernardino County, California 92346.

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In 1917, in the year that Harry Elmer Law was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1927, when he was merely 10 years old, aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1940, Harry was 23 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1979, by the time he was 62 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1980, in the year of Harry Elmer Law's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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