Robert Fortson Jr (1939 - 1994)

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West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery
Section P Site 10241,
4000 Forest Hill-irene Rd, Memphis, Tn

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Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: APS

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1939 - In the year that Robert Fortson Jr was born, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

1940 - When he was just 1 year old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

1945 - When he was only 6 years old, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

1952 - At the age of just 13 years old, Robert was alive when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

1994 - In the year of Robert Fortson Jr's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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Robert Fortson Jr died on May 17, 1994 at 55 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Section P Site 10241, Memphis, Tn. He was born on April 7, 1939. There is no information about Robert's surviving family. We know that Robert Fortson Jr had been residing in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

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