Homer Boles (1919 - 2007)

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Burial / Funeral

Florence National Cemetery
Section 16 Site 511,
803 East National Cemetery Road, Florence, Sc

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Lynchburg, Lee County, South Carolina

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: TEC-4
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1919 - In the year that Homer Boles was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

1937 - He was 18 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1942 - He was 23 years old when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

1965 - By the time he was 46 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

1975 - When he was 56 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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Homer Boles passed away on January 7, 2007 at 87 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Florence National Cemetery Section 16 Site 511, Florence, Sc. He was born on July 11, 1919. We have no information about Homer's surviving family. We know that Homer Boles had been residing in Lynchburg, Lee County, South Carolina.

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