Iona W Schwegman (1943 - 2006)

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Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
Section 42 Site 295,
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Tx

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SFC
Wars/Conflicts: Korea, Vietnam

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1943 - In the year that Iona W Schwegman was born, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

1947 - When she was only 4 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1953 - By the time she was just 10 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

1970 - Iona was 27 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

1983 - When she was 40 years old, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Iona W Schwegman passed away on July 5, 2006 at age 62. There is no known cause of death. She was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 42 Site 295, San Antonio, Tx. She was born on July 20, 1943. We are unaware of information about Iona's family.

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