Ray Stewart Purvis (1921 - 2010)

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Jacksonville National Cemetery
Section 4 Site 294,
4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Fl

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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: EM3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Stewart

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1921 - In the year that Ray Stewart Purvis was born, 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.

1946 - By the time he was 25 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1982 - At the age of 61 years old, Ray was alive when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

1992 - When he was 71 years old, on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

1996 - At the age of 75 years old, Ray was alive when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Ray Stewart Purvis passed away on May 3, 2010 at 89 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Jacksonville National Cemetery Section 4 Site 294, Jacksonville, Fl. He was born on January 20, 1921. We are unaware of information about Ray's family or relationships.

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