Willis Alvin Grant

(1928 - 1981)

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Willis Alvin Grant
1928 - 1981
Born
March 25, 1928
Death
March 15, 1981
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Willis Alvin Grant was born on March 25, 1928. He died on March 15, 1981 at age 52.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section R Site 1964 2900 Sheridan Road, in St. Louis, Missouri 63125
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: S SGT
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam
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Willis Alvin Grant died on March 15, 1981 at 52 years old. He was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section R Site 1964, St. Louis, Missouri. He was born on March 25, 1928. We are unaware of information about Willis's immediate family.

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In 1928, in the year that Willis Alvin Grant was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1932, at the age of just 4 years old, Willis was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1947, he was 19 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1970, by the time he was 42 years old, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1981, in the year of Willis Alvin Grant's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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