Thomas Eldon Adams

2 May 1921 - 5 Aug 1999

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Thomas Eldon Adams

2 May 1921 - 5 Aug 1999
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Thomas Eldon Adams

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Married: 26 Jan 1945
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Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States

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Sealed: June 26, 1946 Thomas: WW II GM3/5 Pearl Harbor Survivor
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August 9, 2011
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August 8, 2011

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Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Grew up in Orem, attended schools and graduated from Lincoln High in 1939. Joined the Navy 3 Feb 1941 and discharged 7 May 1946. Went to work at Geneva Steel Plant 22 Jul 1946. After retirement he enjoys being with his sweetheart and companion. His hobbies are, yard work, gardning and if time can be found, traveling and fishing. Manetta Prince Henrie,DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DOYLE LEE 1812-1877;473-474; MFHC 929.273 L51hm; Notes: Thomas Eldon Adams, Thomas moved from Panguitch to Provo, then Orem, Utah, where he was raised. He received his schoolin in Orem, graduating 18 May 1939 from Lincoln High School. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941, completed his basic training at San Diego, California, and was assigned to the Target Ship U.S.S. Utah. The Utah was in dry-dock at Bremerton, Washington, and had been converted to a target ship. She sailed to Hawaii and acted as a target ship for carrier planes and for army aircraft practice runs operating out of Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S Utah was sunk. Thomas swam ashore and was given dry clothes, bedding and food. December 12th he volunteered for the U.S.S. Honolulu whwre he spent the next four years. He was in several of the major engagements of the Honolulu. Later he was transfered to an Officers School in the States. He attended Colorado College V-12 program and the Montana School of Mines, Butte, Montana. During the time of his schooling, the war was drawing to an end, the officers program was curtailed and he was, again, shipped overseas to engage in duty in the Phillippines, for ten months. He was discharged 7 May 1946. Josephine attended Courville grade and Nolan Jr. High Schools in Detroit, Michigan, the latter for only one term only, due to the illness and death of her father. The family moved back to Butte and she graduated from Lincoln School and one year at Butte High School. She received a scholarship to attend Bussiness College there and found office employment at Safewa y's store and worked there until her marriage. Thomas served in the church as regular ward teacher, secretary of the Adult Aaronic Priesthood, and is presently advisor in the Adult Aaronic program. Thomas and Josephine (Verbantz) Adams had four children.Less Modified 26 August 2013 by Judy Nelson

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Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Thomas Eldon Adams loved to play Santa. This is him with his great grandchildren Keslie Reed and Bryson Reed

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1921
Thomas Eldon Adams was born on 2 May 1921
Thomas Eldon Adams was 18 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. 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.
Thomas Eldon Adams was 21 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. 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.
Thomas Eldon Adams was 36 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.
Thomas Eldon Adams was 48 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.
Thomas Eldon Adams was 58 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Thomas Eldon Adams was 69 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Thomas Eldon Adams died on 5 Aug 1999 at the age of 78
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