Gene C Thompson (1920 - 1994)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section C Site 2070,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Last Known Residence

Prineville, Crook County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: BM2
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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C

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1920 - In the year that Gene C Thompson was born, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

1979 - By the time he was 59 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

1980 - At the age of 60 years old, Gene was alive when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

1986 - When he was 66 years old, 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.

1994 - In the year of Gene C Thompson's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Gene C Thompson passed away on December 9, 1994 at 73 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section C Site 2070, Portland, Or. He was born on December 19, 1920. We are unaware of information about Gene's surviving family. We know that Gene C Thompson had been residing in Prineville, Crook County, Oregon.

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