Carl F Ongstad (1937 - 2009)

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Carl F Ongstad
1937 - 2009
June 27, 1937
January 20, 2009
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Shelton, Mason County, Washington 98584
Carl F Ongstad was born on June 27, 1937. He died on January 20, 2009 at age 71. We know that Carl F Ongstad had been residing in Shelton, Mason County, Washington 98584.
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Carl F Ongstad passed away on January 20, 2009 at 71 years of age. He was born on June 27, 1937. There is no information about Carl's family or relationships. We know that Carl F Ongstad had been residing in Shelton, Mason County, Washington 98584.

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In 1937, in the year that Carl F Ongstad was born, 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, Carl was 20 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1961, he was 24 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1970, at the age of 33 years old, Carl was alive when 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.

In 1988, Carl was 51 years old when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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