Tom Lee Sharp (1921 - 2009)

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Burial / Funeral

Chattanooga National Cemetery
Section UU Site 66,
1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, Tn

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Fort Oglethorpe, Catoosa County, Georgia

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

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Lee

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1921 - In the year that Tom Lee Sharp was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

1924 - At the age of merely 3 years old, Tom was alive when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

1960 - By the time he was 39 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1963 - Tom was 42 years old when 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.

1975 - At the age of 54 years old, Tom was alive when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Tom Lee Sharp died on December 5, 2009 at age 88. No cause of death has been entered for Tom. He was buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery Section UU Site 66, Chattanooga, Tn. He was born on September 6, 1921. We are unaware of information about Tom's surviving family. We know that Tom Lee Sharp had been residing in Fort Oglethorpe, Catoosa County, Georgia.

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