James Howard Way (1925 - 2001)

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Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Section J Site 1520,
1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City, Nv

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Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: 1SG(P)
Wars/Conflicts: Korea, Vietnam

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Howard

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1925 - In the year that James Howard Way was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1931 - When he was just 6 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1958 - By the time he was 33 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1970 - At the age of 45 years old, James was alive when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

1987 - By the time he was 62 years old, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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James Howard Way died on January 13, 2001 at 75 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery Section J Site 1520, Boulder City, Nv. He was born on August 13, 1925. There is no information about James's family. We know that James Howard Way had been residing in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.

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