Jessie Ray Leonard

24 Jun 1920 - 29 Apr 1960

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Jessie Ray Leonard

24 Jun 1920 - 29 Apr 1960
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The burial record of Jessie Ray Leonard. Cemetery: Salisbury National Cemetery, Location: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States. Birth: 24 Jun 1920, Death: 29 Apr 1960.

Life Information

Jessie Ray Leonard

Born:
Died:

Salisbury National Cemetery

South Railroad Street & East Monroe Street
Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina
United States

Notes

Department of Veterans Affairs
Cemetery: SALISBURY NATIONAL CEMETERY
Plot: SECTION 5 SITE 232
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/salisbury.asp
Address: 501 STATESVILLE BOULEVARD SALISBURY, NC 28144
Phone: (704) 636-2661
VA ID: 3457279

Military Service

MASTER SERGEANT
US ARMY

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MSGT - US ARMY

Rank

MASTER SERGEANT

Branch

US ARMY

Plot

SECTION 5 SITE 232

Life timeline of Jessie Ray Leonard

1920
Jessie Ray Leonard was born on 24 Jun 1920
Jessie Ray Leonard was 10 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Jessie Ray Leonard was 25 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Jessie Ray Leonard was 33 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Jessie Ray Leonard died on 29 Apr 1960 at the age of 39

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