Leo Lyle Dokey (1915 - 2003)

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Leo Lyle Dokey
1915 - 2003
updated February 06, 2019
Leo Lyle Dokey was born on December 16, 1915. He died on June 1, 2003 at 87 years old. We know that Leo Lyle Dokey had been residing in Mattawan, Van Buren County, Michigan 49071.


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Ft. Custer National Cemetery Section EE Site 533, 15501 Dickman Road - No. Entrance Svc Maintenance Bldg, in Augusta, Michigan 49012



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Mattawan, Van Buren County, Michigan 49071


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Branch of service: Us Navy
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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Leo Lyle Dokey died on June 1, 2003 at age 87. He was buried in Ft. Custer National Cemetery Section EE Site 533, Augusta, Michigan. He was born on December 16, 1915. We are unaware of information about Leo's family. We know that Leo Lyle Dokey had been residing in Mattawan, Van Buren County, Michigan 49071.
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In 1915, in the year that Leo Lyle Dokey was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1921, at the age of merely 6 years old, Leo was alive when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1949, he was 34 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1952, Leo was 37 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1972, he was 57 years old 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%.

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