Shirley Rose Swiney (1940 - 2002)

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Burial / Funeral

Biloxi National Cemetery
Section 54 Site 429,
P.o. Box 4968 - Pass Road, Biloxi, Ms

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Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi

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

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Rose

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1940 - In the year that Shirley Rose Swiney was born, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

1947 - By the time she was only 7 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1964 - When she was 24 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1988 - She was 48 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

1997 - When she was 57 years old, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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Shirley Rose Swiney passed away on September 11, 2002 at age 62. There is no listed cause of death for Shirley. She was buried in Biloxi National Cemetery Section 54 Site 429, Biloxi, Ms. She was born on August 15, 1940. There is no information about Shirley's surviving family.

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