Willie B Watson (1917 - 1969)

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Burial / Funeral

Ft. Logan National Cemetery
Section P Site 2534,
4400 West Kenyon Avenue, Denver, Co

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

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1917 - In the year that Willie B Watson was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

1943 - Willie was 26 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

1959 - Willie was 42 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1963 - Willie was 46 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1969 - In the year of Willie B Watson's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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Willie B Watson passed away on February 14, 1969 at 51 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Ft. Logan National Cemetery Section P Site 2534, Denver, Co. He was born on July 17, 1917. We have no information about Willie's family.

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