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Duane Kenneth Adams (1922 - 1962)

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Duane Kenneth Adams
1922 - 1962
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July 14, 1922
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March 7, 1962
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Duane Kenneth Adams was born on July 14, 1922. He died on March 7, 1962 at 39 years of age.
Updated: January 15, 2016
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Duane Kenneth Adams passed away on March 7, 1962 at 39 years of age. He was buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section H Site 3644, Minneapolis, Minnesota . He was born on July 14, 1922. We have no information about Duane's family or relationships.
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In 1922, in the year that Duane Kenneth Adams was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1931, at the age of only 9 years old, Duane was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1947, at the age of 25 years old, Duane was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1953, by the time he was 31 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1962, in the year of Duane Kenneth Adams's passing, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

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