Gloria Katherine Lewis (1931 - 1990)

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Riverside National Cemetery
Section B Site 513,
22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, Ca

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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps
Rank attained: SSGT
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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Katherine

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1931 - In the year that Gloria Katherine Lewis was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1948 - She was 17 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1964 - When she was 33 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1970 - When she was 39 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

1990 - In the year of Gloria Katherine Lewis's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Gloria Katherine Lewis died on December 14, 1990 at 59 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was buried in Riverside National Cemetery Section B Site 513, Riverside, Ca. She was born on March 23, 1931. We have no information about Gloria's immediate family.

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