Argen C Wilkins (born 1927)

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Argen C Wilkins
1927
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c. 1927
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Spartanburg County, South Carolina United States
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Argen C Wilkins was born c. 1927. We know that Argen C Wilkins had been residing in Spartanburg County, South Carolina United States.
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Argen C Wilkins
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Spartanburg County, South Carolina United States
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Negro, Citizen
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Grammar School

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Skilled Occupations In Manufacture Of Electrical Machinery And Accessories, Nec

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Military serial#: 44090079
Enlisted: December 6, 1945 in Ft Ord California
Military branch: No Branch Assignment
Rank: Private First Class, Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, And Enlisted Men)
Terms of enlistment: One Year Enlistment
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Argen C Wilkins was born c. 1927. We have no information about Argen's family. We know that Argen C Wilkins had been residing in Spartanburg County, South Carolina United States.

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In 1927, in the year that Argen C Wilkins was born, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1937, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1957, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1961, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1970, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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