Lathrop Brockway Roberts (1924 - 1986)

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Willamette National Cemetery
Section D Site 4349,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Seattle, King County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PFC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Brockway

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1924 - In the year that Lathrop Brockway Roberts was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1928 - At the age of just 4 years old, Lathrop was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1954 - By the time this person was 30 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1959 - This person was 35 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1986 - In the year of Lathrop Brockway Roberts's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Lathrop Brockway Roberts passed away on October 2, 1986 at age 62. There is no known cause of death. Lathrop was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section D Site 4349, Portland, Or. Lathrop was born on July 11, 1924. We have no information about Lathrop's surviving family. We know that Lathrop Brockway Roberts had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

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