August K Gerber (1934 - 2008)

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Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado

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James Hall and 1932 Galileo High, San Francisco

James Hall and 1932 Galileo High, San Francisco

Navy PBY Aircrew Aleutians WWII

Navy PBY Aircrew Aleutians WWII

Ray&wife Ella

Ray&wife Ella

Elizabeth Jane (Fisher) Gerber

Elizabeth Jane (Fisher) Gerber

Clemens &  Matilda (DeDecker) Gerber

Clemens & Matilda (DeDecker) Gerber

Mr. and Mrs. David Gerber, OH

Mr. and Mrs. David Gerber, OH

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1934 - In the year that August K Gerber was born, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

1942 - When he was merely 8 years old, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

1952 - He was 18 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

1963 - August was 29 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1989 - At the age of 55 years old, August was alive when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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August K Gerber passed away on March 1, 2008 at age 73. No cause of death has been entered for August. He was born on August 20, 1934. There is no information about August's immediate family. We know that August K Gerber had been residing in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.

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