Prentiss Haney Sr (1934 - 2002)



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Dayton National Cemetery
Section 30 Site 1384,
Va Medical Center - 4100 West Third Street, Dayton, Oh


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Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SP3
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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1934 - In the year that Prentiss Haney Sr was born, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

1946 - Prentiss was only 12 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1974 - At the age of 40 years old, Prentiss was alive when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

1985 - At the age of 51 years old, Prentiss was alive when on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

1988 - Prentiss was 54 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Prentiss Haney Sr passed away on June 19, 2002 at 67 years old. No cause of death has been entered. Prentiss was buried in Dayton National Cemetery Section 30 Site 1384, Dayton, Oh. Prentiss was born on October 24, 1934. We are unaware of information about Prentiss's immediate family.


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