Oscar Austin Jr (1923 - 1999)

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Burial / Funeral

Riverside National Cemetery
Section 28 Site 1246,
22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, Ca

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Compton, Los Angeles County, California

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PVT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1923 - In the year that Oscar Austin Jr was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

1933 - At the age of merely 10 years old, Oscar was alive when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

1955 - Oscar was 32 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1992 - When he was 69 years old, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

1999 - In the year of Oscar Austin Jr's passing, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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Oscar Austin Jr passed away on January 4, 1999 at 75 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Riverside National Cemetery Section 28 Site 1246, Riverside, Ca. He was born on December 13, 1923. We are unaware of information about Oscar's family. We know that Oscar Austin Jr had been residing in Compton, Los Angeles County, California.

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