Nathan W Young (1929 - 2002)

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Nathan W Young
1929 - 2002
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August 2, 1929
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August 3, 2002
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Houston, Harris County, Texas 77041
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Nathan W Young was born on August 2, 1929. He died on August 3, 2002 at 73 years of age. We know that Nathan W Young had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77041.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Houston, Harris County, Texas 77041
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Houston National Cemetery Section O Site 246 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, in Houston, Texas 77038
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: CPL
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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Nathan W Young died on August 3, 2002 at 73 years of age. He was buried in Houston National Cemetery Section O Site 246, Houston, Texas. He was born on August 2, 1929. There is no information about Nathan's surviving family.

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In 1929, in the year that Nathan W Young was born, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1947, at the age of 18 years old, Nathan was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1951, he was 22 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1968, at the age of 39 years old, Nathan was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1980, he was 51 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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