Harry J Shepard (1923 - 2010)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section F Row A Site 23,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Last Known Residence

Redmond, King County, Washington

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

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1923 - In the year that Harry J Shepard was born, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1946 - At the age of 23 years old, Harry was alive 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.

1959 - Harry was 36 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1992 - At the age of 69 years old, Harry was alive when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

1996 - At the age of 73 years old, Harry was alive when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Harry J Shepard died on October 9, 2010 at 87 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section F Row A Site 23, Kent, Wa. He was born on January 16, 1923. We are unaware of information about Harry's surviving family. We know that Harry J Shepard had been residing in Redmond, King County, Washington.

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