Harry James Benton Jr (1946 - 2007)

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Burial / Funeral

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Section 7 Site 162,
20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood, Il

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: CS2
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

Middle name

James

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1946 - In the year that Harry James Benton Jr was born, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1947 - By the time he was just 1 year old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

1961 - When he was merely 15 years old, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

1994 - He was 48 years old when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

1998 - Harry was 52 years old when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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Harry James Benton Jr passed away on June 13, 2007 at 60 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Section 7 Site 162, Elwood, Il. He was born on September 1, 1946. We are unaware of information about Harry's immediate family.

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