Roger McPherson Sr (1941 - 1999)

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Burial / Funeral

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Section 1A Site 736,
2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, Mo

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East Saint Louis, Saint Clair County, Illinois

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SP4
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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Sr

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1941 - In the year that Roger McPherson Sr was born, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

1963 - Roger was 22 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1994 - When he was 53 years old, 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.

1996 - When he was 55 years old, 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.

1999 - In the year of Roger McPherson Sr's passing, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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Roger McPherson Sr passed away on December 4, 1999 at 58 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Roger. He was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section 1A Site 736, St. Louis, Mo. He was born on August 28, 1941. There is no information about Roger's family. We know that Roger McPherson Sr had been residing in East Saint Louis, Saint Clair County, Illinois.

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