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James Olin Wright (1921 - 1991)

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James Olin Wright
1921 - 1991
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September 6, 1921
Death
June 10, 1991
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Tallapoosa, Haralson County, Georgia 30176
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James Olin Wright was born on September 6, 1921. James Olin died on June 10, 1991 at 69 years of age. We know that James Olin Wright had been residing in Tallapoosa, Haralson County, Georgia 30176.
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James Olin Wright passed away on June 10, 1991 at 69 years old. James Olin was born on September 6, 1921. We have no information about James Olin's family or relationships. We know that James Olin Wright had been residing in Tallapoosa, Haralson County, Georgia 30176.
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In 1921, in the year that James Olin Wright was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1969, this person was 48 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1979, when this person was 58 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.

In 1988, at the age of 67 years old, James Olin was alive when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1991, in the year of James Olin Wright's passing, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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