Thomas J Rongos (1920 - 1976)

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Long Island National Cemetery
Section 3B Site 3471,
2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, Ny

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Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii

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

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1920 - In the year that Thomas J Rongos was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

1943 - By the time he was 23 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

1945 - When he was 25 years old, on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

1971 - Thomas was 51 years old when 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.

1976 - In the year of Thomas J Rongos's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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Thomas J Rongos died on May 27, 1976 at age 55. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section 3B Site 3471, Farmingdale, Ny. He was born on September 5, 1920. There is no information about Thomas's surviving family. We know that Thomas J Rongos had been residing in Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii.

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