Michael James Smith

11 Aug 1943 - 11 Aug 1965

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Michael James Smith

11 Aug 1943 - 11 Aug 1965
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The burial record of Michael James Smith. Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Location: St Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. Birth: 11 Aug 1943, Death: 11 Aug 1965.

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Michael James Smith

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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: E::98
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/jeffersonbarracks.asp
Phone: 314-845-8320

Military Service

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
US ARMY

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US ARMY PFC

Rank

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

Branch

US ARMY

Plot

E::98

Life timeline of Michael James Smith

1943
Michael James Smith was born on 11 Aug 1943
Michael James Smith was 14 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.
Michael James Smith died on 11 Aug 1965 at the age of 22

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