Edwin F Wood (1920 - 1991)

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Edwin F Wood
1920 - 1991
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March 16, 1920
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March 26, 1991
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Edwin F Wood was born on March 16, 1920. He died on March 26, 1991 at age 71.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Branch of service: Us Army Air Corps
Rank attained: CPL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Edwin F Wood passed away on March 26, 1991 at 71 years of age. He was buried in Riverside National Cemetery Section 43 Site 514, Riverside, California. He was born on March 16, 1920. There is no information about Edwin's immediate family.

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In 1920, in the year that Edwin F Wood was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1958, he was 38 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1964, when he was 44 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1985, he was 65 years old when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1991, in the year of Edwin F Wood's passing, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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