Porter A Shannon (born 1917)

Porter A Shannon
1917 - ? (edit)
updated February 06, 2019
Porter A Shannon was born around 1917. We know that Porter A Shannon had been residing in Mc Lean County, Illinois United States.
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Porter A Shannon
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Porter
First name
A
Middle name
Shannon
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Mc Lean County, Illinois United States
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White, Citizen

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4 Years Of High School

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Military Service

Military serial#: 16017801
Enlisted: January 25, 1941 in Peoria Illinois
Military branch: Air Corps
Rank: Private, Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, And Enlisted Men)

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Porter A Shannon was born around 1917. There is no information about Porter's immediate family. We know that Porter A Shannon had been residing in Mc Lean County, Illinois United States.
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In 1917, in the year that Porter A Shannon was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1921, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1958, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1962, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1974, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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