William W Curtis (1915 - 1998)

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Burial / Funeral

Camp Butler National Cemetery
Section M Site 713,
R.r. #1 - 5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, Il

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Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois

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

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1915 - In the year that William W Curtis was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

1918 - He was only 3 years old when in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

1950 - When he was 35 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

1983 - When he was 68 years old, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

1998 - In the year of William W Curtis's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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William W Curtis passed away on July 26, 1998 at age 83. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Camp Butler National Cemetery Section M Site 713, Springfield, Il. He was born on March 20, 1915. We are unaware of information about William's family.

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