Lavonne Smith

14 Jun 1933 - 26 Dec 1966

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Lavonne Smith

14 Jun 1933 - 26 Dec 1966
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The burial record of Lavonne Smith. Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Location: St Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. Birth: 14 Jun 1933, Death: 26 Dec 1966.

Life Information

Lavonne Smith

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: C::1456
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

C::1456

Life timeline of Lavonne Smith

1933
Lavonne Smith was born on 14 Jun 1933
Lavonne Smith was 12 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Lavonne Smith was 20 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.
Lavonne Smith died on 26 Dec 1966 at the age of 33

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