Theopolis Benford (1923 - 1999)



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Ft. Bliss National Cemetery
Section M Site 2406,
P.o. Box 6342 - 5200 Fred Wilson Avenue, El Paso, Tx


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El Paso, El Paso County, Texas

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SSG
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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1923 - In the year that Theopolis Benford was born, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

1954 - This person was 31 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1963 - When this person was 40 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1971 - By the time this person was 48 years old, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

1999 - In the year of Theopolis Benford'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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Theopolis Benford died on May 30, 1999 at 76 years old. There is no known cause of death for Theopolis. Theopolis was buried in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery Section M Site 2406, El Paso, Tx. Theopolis was born on March 19, 1923. We are unaware of information about Theopolis's family or relationships.


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