Sylvester O Smith (1918 - 2003)

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Burial / Funeral

Riverside National Cemetery
Section BA Row E Site 36,
22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, Ca

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Last Known Residence

Laguna Hills, Orange County, California

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Branch of service: Us Army Air Forces
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1918 - In the year that Sylvester O Smith was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

1927 - By the time he was only 9 years old, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

1948 - When he was 30 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

1980 - He was 62 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

1990 - He was 72 years old when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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Sylvester O Smith passed away on October 25, 2003 at 85 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Riverside National Cemetery Section BA Row E Site 36, Riverside, Ca. He was born on July 25, 1918. We are unaware of information about Sylvester's immediate family. We know that Sylvester O Smith had been residing in Laguna Hills, Orange County, California.

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