Leroy Willis (1944 - 2010)

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Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi

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1944 - In the year that Leroy Willis was born, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

1953 - He was only 9 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

1957 - Leroy was only 13 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.

1959 - Leroy was just 15 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1996 - At the age of 52 years old, Leroy was alive when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Leroy Willis passed away on April 4, 2010 at 65 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was born on April 23, 1944. There is no information about Leroy's family or relationships. We know that Leroy Willis had been residing in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi.

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