Reoye Brooks (1929 - 1963)

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Dobodura Air Field Nov 1943

Dobodura Air Field Nov 1943

Una Merkel, Phyllis Brooks, MSGT. James A Fazzi Sr

Una Merkel, Phyllis Brooks, MSGT. James A Fazzi Sr

Walter Wiliam Durman

Walter Wiliam Durman

Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks

Karl Brooks

Karl Brooks

Karl Brooks

Karl Brooks

Karl Brooks

Karl Brooks

Karl Brooks

Karl Brooks

Ann Watts Brooks

Ann Watts Brooks

Anthony Wayne Brooks

Anthony Wayne Brooks

Natalie Burton

Natalie Burton

Victor Everel Brooks

Victor Everel Brooks

Merrill T Brooks

Merrill T Brooks

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Clare L Brooks Dobodura Air Field Nov 1943 Una Merkel, Phyllis Brooks, MSGT. James A Fazzi Sr Walter Wiliam Durman

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1929 - In the year that Reoye Brooks was born, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

1935 - By the time this person was only 6 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1938 - Reoye was just 9 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1961 - By the time this person was 32 years old, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

1963 - In the year of Reoye Brooks's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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Reoye Brooks died in March 1963 at 34 years old. There is no known cause of death. Reoye was born on February 8, 1929. We have no information about Reoye's surviving family.

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