Carl Richard Wood (1924 - 2007)

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Carl Richard Wood
1924 - 2007
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March 24, 1924
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June 22, 2007
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Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia 22812
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Carl Richard Wood was born on March 24, 1924. He died on June 22, 2007 at 83 years of age. We know that Carl Richard Wood had been residing in Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia 22812.
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Barrancas National Cemetery Section 51 Site 13 Naval Air Station, 1 Cemetery Road, in Pensacola, Florida 32508
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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps
Rank attained: CORP
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Carl Richard Wood passed away on June 22, 2007 at 83 years old. He was buried in Barrancas National Cemetery Section 51 Site 13, Pensacola, Florida. He was born on March 24, 1924. There is no information about Carl's family or relationships. We know that Carl Richard Wood had been residing in Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia 22812.

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In 1924, in the year that Carl Richard Wood was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1944, when he was 20 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1957, he was 33 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 1975, Carl was 51 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1989, by the time he was 65 years old, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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