Arthur Louis Schek

12 Aug 1930 - 11 Dec 1978

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Arthur Louis Schek

12 Aug 1930 - 11 Dec 1978
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The burial record of Arthur Louis Schek. Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Location: St Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. Birth: 12 Aug 1930, Death: 11 Dec 1978.

Life Information

Arthur Louis Schek

Born:
Died:

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Road
St Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri
United States

Notes

Department of Veterans Affairs
Cemetery: JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY
Plot: T::1025
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/jeffersonbarracks.asp
Phone: 314-845-8320

Military Service

SERGEANT MAJOR
US ARMY
VIETNAM WAR,KOREAN WAR

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US ARMY SGM KOREA, VIETNAM

Rank

SERGEANT MAJOR

Branch

US ARMY

Conflicts

VIETNAM WAR,KOREAN WAR

Plot

T::1025

Life timeline of Arthur Louis Schek

1930
Arthur Louis Schek was born on 12 Aug 1930
Arthur Louis Schek was 14 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
Arthur Louis Schek was 23 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Arthur Louis Schek was 39 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Arthur Louis Schek died on 11 Dec 1978 at the age of 48

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