Lawrence P Goddard (1925 - 1979)

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Rock Island National Cemetery
Section N Site 1589,
Bldg 118 - Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Il

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Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois

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

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1925 - In the year that Lawrence P Goddard was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1938 - At the age of only 13 years old, Lawrence was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1942 - Lawrence was 17 years old when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

1977 - At the age of 52 years old, Lawrence was alive when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

1979 - In the year of Lawrence P Goddard's passing, 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.

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Lawrence P Goddard died on May 14, 1979 at 54 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Rock Island National Cemetery Section N Site 1589, Rock Island, Il. He was born on March 9, 1925. There is no information about Lawrence's family. We know that Lawrence P Goddard had been residing in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois.

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