Thomas Charles Compton (1914 - 2003)

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Thomas Charles Compton
1914 - 2003
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February 22, 1914
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January 13, 2003
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Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 39531
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Thomas Charles Compton was born on February 22, 1914. He died on January 13, 2003 at 88 years of age. We know that Thomas Charles Compton had been residing in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 39531.
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Golden Gate National Cemetery Section W Site 2719 1300 Sneath Lane, in San Bruno, California 94066
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: COLONEL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Thomas Charles Compton died on January 13, 2003 at 88 years of age. He was buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery Section W Site 2719, San Bruno, California. He was born on February 22, 1914. There is no information about Thomas's immediate family. We know that Thomas Charles Compton had been residing in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 39531.

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In 1914, in the year that Thomas Charles Compton was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1947, at the age of 33 years old, Thomas was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1960, by the time he was 46 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1973, Thomas was 59 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1993, when he was 79 years old, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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