William Herbert Preston

24 Sep 1913 - 23 Aug 1970

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William Herbert Preston

24 Sep 1913 - 23 Aug 1970
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The burial record of William Herbert Preston. Cemetery: Fort Logan National Cemetery, Location: Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States. Birth: 24 Sep 1913, Death: 23 Aug 1970.
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William Herbert Preston

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Died:

Fort Logan National Cemetery

4400 West Kenyon Avenue
Denver, Denver, Colorado
United States

Notes

Department of Veterans Affairs
Cemetery: FT. LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY
Plot: SECTION P SITE 3503
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/ftlogan.asp
Address: 4400 WEST KENYON AVENUE DENVER, CO 80236
Phone: (303) 761-0117
VA ID: 3508706

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Service

CORPORAL
US ARMY
WORLD WAR II

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CPL - US ARMY - WORLD WAR II

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CORPORAL

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US ARMY

Conflicts

WORLD WAR II

Plot

SECTION P SITE 3503

Life timeline of William Herbert Preston

1913
William Herbert Preston was born on 24 Sep 1913
William Herbert Preston was 16 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
William Herbert Preston was 26 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
William Herbert Preston was 27 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
William Herbert Preston was 40 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.
William Herbert Preston was 51 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
William Herbert Preston died on 23 Aug 1970 at the age of 56

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