Elwyn R Sneed (1924 - 2011)



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Tahoma National Cemetery
Section P Row E Site 19,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa


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Enumclaw, King County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Army Air Forces
Rank attained: 1LT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1924 - In the year that Elwyn R Sneed was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

1956 - At the age of 32 years old, Elwyn was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

1961 - When he was 37 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

1971 - At the age of 47 years old, Elwyn was alive when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

1972 - When he was 48 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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Elwyn R Sneed died on January 13, 2011 at 86 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Elwyn. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section P Row E Site 19, Kent, Wa. He was born on September 3, 1924. We have no information about Elwyn's family. We know that Elwyn R Sneed had been residing in Enumclaw, King County, Washington.


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