Leo Claburn Whitaker

1939 - 1979

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Leo Claburn Whitaker

1939 - 1979
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Grave site information of Leo Claburn Whitaker (1939 - 1979) at Panquin Cemetery in Grant, Marshall, Alabama, United States from BillionGraves

Life Information

Leo Claburn Whitaker

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Died:

Panquin Cemetery

1591 County Road 19
Grant, Marshall, Alabama
United States

Headstone Description

SP4 US Aramy Vietnam

Military Service

SPECIALIST 4
US ARMY
VIETNAM WAR
Transcriber

RWhisnant

September 11, 2011
Photographer

TaraESmith

August 29, 2011

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Military Service

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SP4 USA VIETNAM

Rank

SPECIALIST 4

Branch

US ARMY

Conflicts

VIETNAM WAR

Life timeline of Leo Claburn Whitaker

1939
Leo Claburn Whitaker was born in 1939
Leo Claburn Whitaker was 6 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Leo Claburn Whitaker was 14 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.
Leo Claburn Whitaker was 25 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Leo Claburn Whitaker died in 1979 at the age of 40
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