Leonard Aaron Shelton

17 Jun 1914 - 2 Jan 2003

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Leonard Aaron Shelton

17 Jun 1914 - 2 Jan 2003
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Grave site information of Leonard Aaron Shelton (17 Jun 1914 - 2 Jan 2003) at Orem Cemetery in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Leonard Aaron Shelton

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Married: 5 Dec 1937
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Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States

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US ARMY
WORLD WAR II

Military Service

US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
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Dan Clark

June 27, 2011
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junedraper

April 15, 2020
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April 18, 2020
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June 26, 2011

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CCC resume

Contributor: Dan Clark Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Aaron entered the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) during WWII. The first day there, they asked him if he knew how to operate a bull dozer. Aaron said, "Sure can". He was shown to the machine and given directions on what to do. Aaron hopped and board and drove away. He was so mechanical, he could do anything he set his mind to. When it came to electronics, he was a genius.

He saved Daddy's hands.

Contributor: Dan Clark Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Written by Sheila Shelton Gibson. In about 1932, my dad, Leonard Aaron Shelton, was in the CCC (civilian corps wherein young men could serve their country by building roads at home, etc., instead of serving in the military). While he was helping pull weeds, move rocks, etc., to build a road, he somehow got into some poison ivy & did not know it at the time. His hands broke out really bad. He got infected and he got gangrene. While at the hospital or whatever medical facility they had, dad said he overheard his doctor say he was going to amputate. Dad was scared to death & shocked. He escaped, went AWOL and somehow headed to his uncle, Dr. John Edwin Morton. Morton put some sort of salve on dad's hands and wrapped them. He got better. Dad credits Dr. Morton with saving his hands… and thinks most highly of Dr. Morton.

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US Army World War II

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US ARMY

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WORLD WAR II

Life timeline of Leonard Aaron Shelton

1914
Leonard Aaron Shelton was born on 17 Jun 1914
Leonard Aaron Shelton was 14 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Leonard Aaron Shelton was 16 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.
Leonard Aaron Shelton was 26 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.
Leonard Aaron Shelton was 43 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Leonard Aaron Shelton 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.
1977
Leonard Aaron Shelton was 63 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Leonard Aaron Shelton was 67 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
1999
Leonard Aaron Shelton was 85 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
Leonard Aaron Shelton died on 2 Jan 2003 at the age of 88
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