Thomas Lee Swaim

(1945 - 2002)

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Thomas Lee Swaim
1945 - 2002
Born
March 20, 1945
Death
May 2, 2002
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Thomas Lee Swaim was born on March 20, 1945. He died on May 2, 2002 at age 57.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Riverside National Cemetery Section 55 Site 2085 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, in Riverside, California 92518
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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps
Rank attained: GYSGT
Wars/Conflicts: Persian Gulf, Vietnam
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Thomas Lee Swaim passed away on May 2, 2002 at 57 years old. He was buried in Riverside National Cemetery Section 55 Site 2085, Riverside, California. He was born on March 20, 1945. There is no information about Thomas's surviving family.

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In 1945, in the year that Thomas Lee Swaim was born, on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1951, at the age of merely 6 years old, Thomas was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1964, at the age of 19 years old, Thomas was alive when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1988, Thomas was 43 years old when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1994, by the time he was 49 years old, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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