Melvin L Cox (1937 - 2006)

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Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
Section K Site 4752,
5901 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, Tn

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Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SFC
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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Lucinda Mae (Cox) Johnson

Lucinda Mae (Cox) Johnson

Bishop Family Descendants

Bishop Family Descendants

Mariah Cox

Mariah Cox

Elsie Marie Cox

Elsie Marie Cox

Jack Cox

Jack Cox

William Thomas Cox

William Thomas Cox

Creed & Jack Martin & Otie Cox

Creed & Jack Martin & Otie Cox

Dorothy Blanche Cox

Dorothy Blanche Cox

Lucinda Cox

Lucinda Cox

Lydia Elisa Nevins

Lydia Elisa Nevins

Randall Lee Wayne Cox

Randall Lee Wayne Cox

Lydia Elisa (Nevins) Cox

Lydia Elisa (Nevins) Cox

Randall Lee Wayne Cox

Randall Lee Wayne Cox

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Randall Lee Cox Lucinda Mae (Cox) Johnson Bishop Family Descendants Mariah Cox

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1937 - In the year that Melvin L Cox was born, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1938 - He was merely 1 year old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1941 - When he was just 4 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1967 - At the age of 30 years old, Melvin was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

1987 - By the time he was 50 years old, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Melvin L Cox passed away on January 6, 2006 at age 68. There is no known cause of death for Melvin. He was buried in Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Section K Site 4752, Knoxville, Tn. He was born on October 20, 1937. We are unaware of information about Melvin's family.

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