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 Frank Wills

Frank Wills

Birth
North Augusta, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
Death 27 Sep 2000 (aged 52)
Avondale, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Burial North Augusta, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 12978 · View Source
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Security guard at the Watergate office complex. On duty on the night of June 17, 1972, he noticed a strip of tape holding a door unlocked. He removed the tape and when he later saw another piece of tape in its place, he became suspicious and called the District of Columbia police. The unlocked door led to the offices of the Democratic National Committee. Inside, police found a group of burglars, some with electronic bugging equipment. The burglars had ties to the Committee to Reelect the President (Nixon) and thus began the Watergate scandal that 22 months later forced President Nixon to resign. Though Wills played himself in the movie "All The President's Men" that told the story of the Watergate scandal, Wills never recovered from his moments of fame. He returned home to South Carolina in the mid 1970s, cared for his stroke victim mother for several years before her death in 1993, and died penniless.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12978
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Wills (4 Feb 1948–27 Sep 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12978, citing Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church Cemetery, North Augusta, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .