James A Preston Jr (1924 - 2009)

James A Preston
1924 - 2009
updated February 06, 2019
James A Preston Jr was born on March 26, 1924. He died on November 13, 2009 at age 85.
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West Virginia National Cemetery Section 5 Site 142, 42 Veterans Memorial Lane, in Grafton, West Virginia 26354
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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: WT1
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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James A Preston Jr died on November 13, 2009 at age 85. He was buried in West Virginia National Cemetery Section 5 Site 142, Grafton, West Virginia. He was born on March 26, 1924. There is no information about James's family or relationships.
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In 1924, in the year that James A Preston Jr was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1937, he was merely 13 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1949, at the age of 25 years old, James was alive when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1955, when he was 31 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1964, when he was 40 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

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1893 - Nov 22, 1916
c. 1918 - Jan 25, 1946
c. 1914 - Jan 4, 1944
c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944
c. 1895 - Oct 7, 1917
Unknown - Aug 5, 1917
c. 1922 - Jan 14, 1944
c. 1868 - Dec 27, 1916
c. 1890 - Oct 20, 1917
c. 1878 - Jan 11, 1919
c. 1897 - Nov 2, 1917
c. 1897 - Sep 15, 1916
c. 1883 - Oct 18, 1918
c. 1894 - Apr 14, 1916
c. 1868 - Sep 16, 1918
c. 1896 - Nov 1, 1914
c. 1907 - May 9, 1941
c. 1902 - Nov 15, 1942

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May 29, 1942 - Mar 18, 2010
Jan 21, 1920 - May 22, 2010
Mar 6, 1927 - Jun 8, 2010
Dec 25, 1912 - Oct 9, 2010

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Apr 26, 1926 - Dec 10, 2009
May 12, 1946 - Dec 4, 2009
Sep 6, 1932 - Oct 20, 2009
Mar 28, 1935 - Nov 21, 2009
Oct 15, 1924 - Jan 25, 2003
Apr 4, 1944 - Mar 9, 2006
Aug 30, 1961 - Nov 25, 2009
Nov 3, 1928 - Oct 3, 2009
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