Harold Thomas

18 Oct 1928 - 2 May 1969

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Harold Thomas

18 Oct 1928 - 2 May 1969
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The burial record of Harold Thomas. Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Location: St Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. Birth: 18 Oct 1928, Death: 2 May 1969.

Life Information

Harold Thomas

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: F::5611
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/jeffersonbarracks.asp
Phone: 314-845-8320

Military Service

PRIVATE
US ARMY
WORLD WAR II

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US ARMY PVT WORLD WAR II

Rank

PRIVATE

Branch

US ARMY

Conflicts

WORLD WAR II

Plot

F::5611

Life timeline of Harold Thomas

1928
Harold Thomas was born on 18 Oct 1928
Harold Thomas was 2 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Harold Thomas was 16 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.
Harold Thomas was 24 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.
Harold Thomas died on 2 May 1969 at the age of 40

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