Leroy Sudbury (1919 - 1999)

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Burial / Funeral

Florida National Cemetery
Section 444 Site 444,
6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, Fl

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Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida

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

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1919 - In the year that Leroy Sudbury was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

1970 - Leroy was 51 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

1985 - At the age of 66 years old, Leroy was alive when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

1994 - At the age of 75 years old, Leroy was alive when on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

1999 - In the year of Leroy Sudbury's passing, on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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Leroy Sudbury died on August 7, 1999 at age 80. No cause of death has been listed for Leroy. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 444 Site 444, Bushnell, Fl. He was born on February 2, 1919. There is no information about Leroy's surviving family. We know that Leroy Sudbury had been residing in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.

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