Joe Zak (1922 - 2002)

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Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
Section PP Row 11 Site 45,
7931 Mccrory Lane, Nashville, Tn

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Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

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

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1922 - In the year that Joe Zak was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

1923 - He was only 1 year old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1967 - When he was 45 years old, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

1972 - At the age of 50 years old, Joe was alive when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

1976 - Joe was 54 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Joe Zak died on November 5, 2002 at 80 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Section PP Row 11 Site 45, Nashville, Tn. He was born on March 1, 1922. We have no information about Joe's surviving family.

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