Spencer Merton Pitts (1921 - 1999)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section I Row B Site 159,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Last Known Residence

Prescott Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: 1ST LT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Merton

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1921 - In the year that Spencer Merton Pitts 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.

1925 - Spencer was only 4 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1939 - At the age of 18 years old, Spencer was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

1986 - By the time he was 65 years old, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

1999 - In the year of Spencer Merton Pitts's passing, on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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Spencer Merton Pitts died on November 11, 1999 at 78 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section I Row B Site 159, Kent, Wa. He was born on September 29, 1921. We are unaware of information about Spencer's family. We know that Spencer Merton Pitts had been residing in Prescott Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona.

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