James M Armitstead (1935 - 2008)

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Rhode Island Veteran Memorial Cemetery
Section J-1 Row 1 Site 15,
301 South County Trail, Exeter, Ri

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West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: A1C
Wars/Conflicts: Korea, Vietnam

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1935 - In the year that James M Armitstead was born, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1965 - At the age of 30 years old, James was alive when 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.

1980 - James was 45 years old 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.

1992 - By the time he was 57 years old, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

1993 - At the age of 58 years old, James was alive when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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James M Armitstead passed away on January 8, 2008 at age 72. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Rhode Island Veteran Memorial Cemetery Section J-1 Row 1 Site 15, Exeter, Ri. He was born on September 8, 1935. There is no information about James's family or relationships. We know that James M Armitstead had been residing in West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island.

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