Peggie Briscoe (1920 - 2001)

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Burial / Funeral

Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery
Section C Site 56,
80 Veterans Road - Box 669, Evansville, Wy

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Glenrock, Converse County, Wyoming

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

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1920 - In the year that Peggie Briscoe was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

1950 - When she was 30 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1957 - When she was 37 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1964 - When she was 44 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1979 - At the age of 59 years old, Peggie was alive when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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Peggie Briscoe died on June 10, 2001 at 80 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Peggie. She was buried in Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery Section C Site 56, Evansville, Wy. She was born on October 28, 1920. We are unaware of information about Peggie's family or relationships. We know that Peggie Briscoe had been residing in Glenrock, Converse County, Wyoming.

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