Olivia W Lafayette (1934 - 2011)

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Port Hudson National Cemetery
Section I Site 722,
20978 Port Hickey Road, Zachary, La

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Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: CPL
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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1934 - In the year that Olivia W Lafayette was born, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

1938 - When she was merely 4 years old, 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.

1980 - At the age of 46 years old, Olivia was alive 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.

1984 - By the time she was 50 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

1993 - She was 59 years old when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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Olivia W Lafayette passed away on June 8, 2011 at 76 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was buried in Port Hudson National Cemetery Section I Site 722, Zachary, La. She was born on July 3, 1934. We have no information about Olivia's family. We know that Olivia W Lafayette had been residing in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana.

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