Henry G. Sprague (1920 - 1980)

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Burial / Funeral

Riverside National Cemetery
Section 13 Site 717,
22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, Ca

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West Covina, Los Angeles County, California

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

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1920 - In the year that Henry G. Sprague was born, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

1927 - Henry was just 7 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1949 - He was 29 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1972 - At the age of 52 years old, Henry was alive when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

1980 - In the year of Henry G. Sprague's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Henry G. Sprague died on September 16, 1980 at age 60. There is no listed cause of death for Henry. He was buried in Riverside National Cemetery Section 13 Site 717, Riverside, Ca. He was born on January 16, 1920. We have no information about Henry's surviving family. We know that Henry G. Sprague had been residing in West Covina, Los Angeles County, California.

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