Harry Garfield Tritapoe Jr

(1928 - 1995)

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Harry Garfield Tritapoe
1928 - 1995
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May 30, 1928
Death
October 27, 1995
Last Known Residence
Signal Mountain, Hamilton County, Tennessee 37377
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Harry Garfield Tritapoe Jr was born on May 30, 1928. He died on October 27, 1995 at 67 years old. We know that Harry Garfield Tritapoe Jr had been residing in Signal Mountain, Hamilton County, Tennessee 37377.
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Chattanooga National Cemetery Section DD Site 557 1200 Bailey Avenue, in Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: CPL
Wars/Conflicts: Korea
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Harry Garfield Tritapoe Jr died on October 27, 1995 at age 67. He was buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery Section DD Site 557, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born on May 30, 1928. We have no information about Harry's family or relationships. We know that Harry Garfield Tritapoe Jr had been residing in Signal Mountain, Hamilton County, Tennessee 37377.

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In 1928, in the year that Harry Garfield Tritapoe Jr was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1946, Harry was 18 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1968, he was 40 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1988, by the time he was 60 years old, 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.

In 1995, in the year of Harry Garfield Tritapoe Jr's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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