Osker D Ash (1926 - 2000)



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Bg William C Doyle Vet's Mem Cem
Section N Site 11041,
350 Provinceline Road, Wrightstown, Nj


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Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey

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

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1926 - In the year that Osker D Ash was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1927 - When this person was merely 1 year old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

1937 - Osker was just 11 years old when 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.

1970 - By the time this person was 44 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

1990 - Osker was 64 years old when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Osker D Ash passed away on October 14, 2000 at age 73. No cause of death has been entered for Osker. Osker was buried in Bg William C Doyle Vet's Mem Cem Section N Site 11041, Wrightstown, Nj. Osker was born on October 18, 1926. There is no information about Osker's immediate family. We know that Osker D Ash had been residing in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.


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