Clifford J Whipple (1902 - 1974)

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Ft. Bliss National Cemetery
Section I Site 4086,
P.o. Box 6342 - 5200 Fred Wilson Avenue, El Paso, Tx

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El Paso, El Paso County, Texas

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: S2
Wars/Conflicts: World War I

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1902 - In the year that Clifford J Whipple was born, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

1937 - When he was 35 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1961 - At the age of 59 years old, Clifford was alive 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.

1967 - By the time he was 65 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1974 - In the year of Clifford J Whipple's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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Clifford J Whipple died on August 30, 1974 at 72 years old. There is no known cause of death for Clifford. He was buried in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery Section I Site 4086, El Paso, Tx. He was born on July 23, 1902. There is no information about Clifford's family or relationships.

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