Harry Meldrim Carswell Sr (1908 - 1961)

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Marietta National Cemetery
Section D Site 2373-B,
500 Washington Ave, Marietta, Ga

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

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Meldrim

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1908 - In the year that Harry Meldrim Carswell Sr was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

1948 - He was 40 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1951 - By the time he was 43 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

1960 - Harry was 52 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1961 - In the year of Harry Meldrim Carswell Sr's passing, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

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Harry Meldrim Carswell Sr died on June 17, 1961 at 52 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Marietta National Cemetery Section D Site 2373-B, Marietta, Ga. He was born on July 11, 1908. We have no information about Harry's family or relationships.

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