Nephus Edgar Young Jr (1952 - 1985)



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Barrancas National Cemetery
Section 35 Site 2965,
Naval Air Station, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Fl


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Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida

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

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1952 - In the year that Nephus Edgar Young Jr was born, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1956 - At the age of just 4 years old, Nephus was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

1976 - At the age of 24 years old, Nephus was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

1980 - At the age of 28 years old, Nephus was alive 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.

1985 - In the year of Nephus Edgar Young Jr's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Nephus Edgar Young Jr died on September 12, 1985 at 33 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Nephus. Nephus was buried in Barrancas National Cemetery Section 35 Site 2965, Pensacola, Fl. Nephus was born on February 29, 1952. There is no information about Nephus's immediate family.


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