Leslie B Cook (1926 - 1993)

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West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery
Section P Site 8884,
4000 Forest Hill-irene Rd, Memphis, Tn

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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: S1
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1926 - In the year that Leslie B Cook was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1929 - Leslie was only 3 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

1958 - When he was 32 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1978 - By the time he was 52 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

1993 - In the year of Leslie B Cook's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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Leslie B Cook died on August 6, 1993 at 67 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Leslie. He was buried in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Section P Site 8884, Memphis, Tn. He was born on July 14, 1926. We are unaware of information about Leslie's surviving family.

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