Wilton Layne (1921 - 2007)

Wilton Layne
1921 - 2007
updated February 06, 2019
Wilton Layne was born on November 21, 1921. He died on August 25, 2007 at 85 years old. We know that Wilton Layne had been residing in Saint Albans, Queens County, New York 11412.


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Calverton National Cemetery Section 31 Site 472, 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton, New York 11933



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Saint Albans, Queens County, New York 11412


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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: S1
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Wilton Layne passed away on August 25, 2007 at 85 years of age. He was buried in Calverton National Cemetery Section 31 Site 472, Calverton, New York. He was born on November 21, 1921. There is no information about Wilton's immediate family. We know that Wilton Layne had been residing in Saint Albans, Queens County, New York 11412.
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In 1921, in the year that Wilton Layne was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1943, by the time he was 22 years old, 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.

In 1952, at the age of 31 years old, Wilton was alive when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1985, he was 64 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1993, Wilton was 72 years old when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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