Liston Altman (1929 - 2001)



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Florence National Cemetery
Section 12 Site 80,
803 East National Cemetery Road, Florence, Sc


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Florence, Florence County, South Carolina

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SGT/M
Wars/Conflicts: Korea, Vietnam

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1929 - In the year that Liston Altman was born, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

1941 - When this person was only 12 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

1947 - At the age of 18 years old, Liston was alive when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1949 - By the time this person was 20 years old, 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.

1960 - At the age of 31 years old, Liston was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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Liston Altman died on November 2, 2001 at 72 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. Liston was buried in Florence National Cemetery Section 12 Site 80, Florence, Sc. Liston was born on January 29, 1929. There is no information about Liston's immediate family.


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