Alton C Ekstrom (1911 - 1972)

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Ft. Logan National Cemetery
Section Q Site 7848,
4400 West Kenyon Avenue, Denver, Co

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: MAJ
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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1911 - In the year that Alton C Ekstrom was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

1940 - By the time he was 29 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

1952 - He was 41 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1953 - He was 42 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

1972 - In the year of Alton C Ekstrom's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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Alton C Ekstrom passed away on December 15, 1972 at 61 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Ft. Logan National Cemetery Section Q Site 7848, Denver, Co. He was born on August 28, 1911. We have no information about Alton's family.

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