Marcus Betancourt (1921 - 1995)

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Burial / Funeral

Bay Pines National Cemetery
Section 59 Row 5 Site 75,
P.o. Box 477, Bay Pines, Fl

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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

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1921 - In the year that Marcus Betancourt was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

1947 - At the age of 26 years old, Marcus was alive when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1958 - He was 37 years old when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

1983 - At the age of 62 years old, Marcus was alive when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

1995 - In the year of Marcus Betancourt's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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Marcus Betancourt died on July 12, 1995 at age 73. There is no listed cause of death for Marcus. He was buried in Bay Pines National Cemetery Section 59 Row 5 Site 75, Bay Pines, Fl. He was born on December 18, 1921. We are unaware of information about Marcus's family or relationships. We know that Marcus Betancourt had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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