Norwood W Latimer (1917 - 1994)



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Florida National Cemetery
Section 501 Site 2129,
6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, Fl


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Babson Park, Polk County, Florida

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Branch of service: Us Coast Guard
Rank attained: ADC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1917 - In the year that Norwood W Latimer was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

1967 - Norwood was 50 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1979 - Norwood was 62 years old when 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.

1980 - He was 63 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

1994 - In the year of Norwood W Latimer's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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Norwood W Latimer died on January 11, 1994 at 76 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 501 Site 2129, Bushnell, Fl. He was born on February 17, 1917. There is no information about Norwood's surviving family. We know that Norwood W Latimer had been residing in Babson Park, Polk County, Florida.


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