William L Keefer Jr (1917 - 1988)

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William L Keefer
1917 - 1988
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August 16, 1917
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December 30, 1988
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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78201
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William L Keefer Jr was born on August 16, 1917. He died on December 30, 1988 at age 71. We know that William L Keefer Jr had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78201.
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Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 13 Site 505 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, in San Antonio, Texas 78209
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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: LT COL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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William L Keefer Jr passed away on December 30, 1988 at age 71. He was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 13 Site 505, San Antonio, Texas. He was born on August 16, 1917. There is no information about William's family.

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In 1917, in the year that William L Keefer Jr was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1921, he was merely 4 years old when 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..

In 1936, he was 19 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1940, when he was 23 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1988, in the year of William L Keefer Jr's passing, 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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