Lionell Ezra Thompson

9 Mar 1941 - 13 Mar 1979

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Lionell Ezra Thompson

9 Mar 1941 - 13 Mar 1979
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The burial record of Lionell Ezra Thompson. Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Location: St Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. Birth: 9 Mar 1941, Death: 13 Mar 1979.

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Lionell Ezra Thompson

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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: R::1462
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/jeffersonbarracks.asp
Phone: 314-845-8320

Military Service

AIRMAN RECRUIT
US NAVY

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Rank

AIRMAN RECRUIT

Branch

US NAVY

Plot

R::1462

Life timeline of Lionell Ezra Thompson

1941
Lionell Ezra Thompson was born on 9 Mar 1941
Lionell Ezra Thompson was 17 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Lionell Ezra Thompson was 24 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Lionell Ezra Thompson died on 13 Mar 1979 at the age of 38

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