Joseph B Siler Jr

(1925 - 1943)

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Joseph B Siler
1925 - 1943
Born
February 11, 1925
Death
November 1, 1943
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Joseph B Siler Jr was born on February 11, 1925. He died on November 1, 1943 at 18 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Marine Raider, killed in action, November 1, 1943, Bougainville, according to "The U.S. Marine Raiders of WWII, Those Who Served," the official history book of the Raiders, The American Historical Foundation, Richmond, Virginia, 1996.
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Golden Gate National Cemetery Section B Site 126 1300 Sneath Lane, in San Bruno, California 94066
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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps
Rank attained: PVT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii
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Joseph B Siler Jr died on November 1, 1943 at 18 years of age. He was buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery Section B Site 126, San Bruno, California. He was born on February 11, 1925. We have no information about Joseph's family.

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In 1925, in the year that Joseph B Siler Jr was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1930, he was only 5 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1931, Joseph was only 6 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1943, in the year of Joseph B Siler Jr's passing, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

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