Clarence Raegan Gibbs (1916 - 1999)

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Burial / Funeral

Florida National Cemetery
Section 444 Site 656,
6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, Fl

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Last Known Residence

Williston, Levy County, Florida

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: COL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Raegan

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1916 - In the year that Clarence Raegan Gibbs was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

1924 - Clarence was merely 8 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1986 - He was 70 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

1991 - Clarence was 75 years old when on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

1999 - In the year of Clarence Raegan Gibbs's passing, on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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Clarence Raegan Gibbs died on September 10, 1999 at age 82. No cause of death has been entered for Clarence. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 444 Site 656, Bushnell, Fl. He was born on December 13, 1916. There is no information about Clarence's family. We know that Clarence Raegan Gibbs had been residing in Williston, Levy County, Florida.

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