Willie Mae Benford (1969 - 1972)

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Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

Nashville National Cemetery
Section AA Site 17515,
1420 Gallatin Road, South, Madison, Tn

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

Middle name

Mae

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1969 - In the year that Willie Mae Benford was born, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

1970 - By the time he was only 1 year old, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

1971 - He was only 2 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

1972 - In the year of Willie Mae Benford's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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Willie Mae Benford passed away on April 25, 1972 at 2 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Willie. He was buried in Nashville National Cemetery Section AA Site 17515, Madison, Tn. He was born on December 31, 1969. There is no information about Willie's family or relationships.

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