Theo Jay Dance

28 Apr 1921 - 17 Feb 1981

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Theo Jay Dance

28 Apr 1921 - 17 Feb 1981
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My great-grandfather Theo Jay Dance was born on April 28, 1921, and died on February 17, 1981. An interesting fact about his life that I have learned recently via an interview with my dad is that he fought in the battle of Iwo Jima. The Battle of Iwo Jima was a major battle in which the U.S. Marines
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Theo Jay Dance

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Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States
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Nana5667

August 3, 2013
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Battle of Iwo Jima

Suradnik: Nana5667 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

My great-grandfather Theo Jay Dance was born on April 28, 1921, and died on February 17, 1981. An interesting fact about his life that I have learned recently via an interview with my dad is that he fought in the battle of Iwo Jima. The Battle of Iwo Jima was a major battle in which the U.S. Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. This battle took place from 19 February to 26 March 1945. My great-grandfather, Theo Jay Dance, was awarded the medal of honor for his service at Iwo Jima. His certificate for his bronze star medal, which he also earned, states: “When enemy artillery fire fell on the mortar position and ignited an ammunition dump containing high explosives and white phosphorous shells, Sergeant Dance voluntarily assisted four other men to extinguish the fire although well aware of the danger which might result from the burning ammunition. His courageous devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” Many years after Theo’s death, his grandson and my father, Denton Dance, was called to serve a mission in Japan. Upon learning of his call, Theo’s wife La Nae told Denton, “Denton it’s so great that you’re going to go over there to teach and serve the people of Japan. Especially since your grandfather killed so many of them!”

Life timeline of Theo Jay Dance

1921
Theo Jay Dance was born on 28 Apr 1921
Theo Jay Dance was 10 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.
Theo Jay Dance was 19 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Theo Jay Dance 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.
Theo Jay Dance 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.
Theo Jay Dance was 51 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Theo Jay Dance died on 17 Feb 1981 at the age of 59
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