Lauren Leroy Main (1922 - 2005)



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Tahoma National Cemetery
Section M Row B Site 52,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa


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Wilsonville, Clackamas County, Oregon

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

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1922 - In the year that Lauren Leroy Main was born, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

1955 - Lauren was 33 years old when 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.

1957 - She was 35 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1960 - She was 38 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1962 - Lauren was 40 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

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Lauren Leroy Main died on November 14, 2005 at age 83. There is no listed cause of death for Lauren. She was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section M Row B Site 52, Kent, Wa. She was born on January 10, 1922. There is no information about Lauren's family. We know that Lauren Leroy Main had been residing in Wilsonville, Clackamas County, Oregon.


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