Edward Gergerich

(1921 - 1973)

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Edward Gergerich
1921 - 1973
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October 23, 1921
Death
December 1973
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Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15108
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Edward Gergerich was born on October 23, 1921. He died in December 1973 at 52 years of age. We know that Edward Gergerich had been residing in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15108.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Edward Gergerich died in December 1973 at 52 years of age. He was born on October 23, 1921. We have no information about Edward's immediate family. We know that Edward Gergerich had been residing in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15108.

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In 1921, in the year that Edward Gergerich was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1939, when he was 18 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1941, at the age of 20 years old, Edward was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1960, at the age of 39 years old, Edward was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1973, in the year of Edward Gergerich's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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