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Leroy E Detreville (1910 - 1998)

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Leroy E Detreville
1910 - 1998
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July 7, 1910
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December 18, 1998
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Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31404
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Leroy E Detreville was born on July 7, 1910. He died on December 18, 1998 at 88 years of age. We know that Leroy E Detreville had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31404.
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Leroy E Detreville died on December 18, 1998 at 88 years old. He was born on July 7, 1910. We are unaware of information about Leroy's immediate family. We know that Leroy E Detreville had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31404.
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In 1910, in the year that Leroy E Detreville was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1949, at the age of 39 years old, Leroy was alive when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1958, he was 48 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1962, at the age of 52 years old, Leroy was alive 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.

In 1998, in the year of Leroy E Detreville's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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