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" Final Resting Place of Joe Louis"
13th May 1914 - 12th April 1981
Regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxing champions. Defended his title 25 times before retiring in 1949 as undefeated champion. Joe then discovered that his wealth was non existent, has he had been conned by those all around him. Tried to make several comebacks, all to no avail, before finally retiring in 1951. He even tried his hand at wrestling but he soon became a figure used and exploited by the white's for the rest of his life. Next to Joe is actor Lee Marvin's grave.
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
Picture of grave courtesy of David Zipperer of New York.