John Lee Brooks (1925 - 1997)



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Florida National Cemetery
Section 412 Site 2152,
6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, Fl


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Coleman, Sumter County, Florida

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

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1925 - In the year that John Lee Brooks 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.

1945 - When he was 20 years old, on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

1975 - When he was 50 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

1996 - By the time he was 71 years old, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

1997 - In the year of John Lee Brooks's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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John Lee Brooks passed away on December 12, 1997 at age 72. There is no listed cause of death for John Lee. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 412 Site 2152, Bushnell, Fl. He was born on September 27, 1925. We are unaware of information about John Lee's family or relationships. We know that John Lee Brooks had been residing in Coleman, Sumter County, Florida.


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