Lawrence E Gilrain Sr (1922 - 1990)

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Lawrence E Gilrain
1922 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Lawrence E Gilrain Sr was born on September 22, 1922. He died on October 28, 1990 at 68 years of age.


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Long Island National Cemetery Section 2M Site 2707, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale, New York 11735



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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: ARM1
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Lawrence E Gilrain Sr died on October 28, 1990 at 68 years old. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section 2M Site 2707, Farmingdale, New York. He was born on September 22, 1922. There is no information about Lawrence's immediate family.
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In 1922, in the year that Lawrence E Gilrain Sr was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1951, Lawrence was 29 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1978, when he was 56 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1983, he was 61 years old when on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

In 1990, in the year of Lawrence E Gilrain Sr's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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Mendham, NJ
Mary Gilrain
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Edison, NJ
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Elizabeth, NJ
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Oakland, California
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Born: around 1948
Catherine F Gilrain
around 1854 - Apr 6, 1926
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around 1849 - Mar 4, 1911

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