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George Gamboa (1912 - 1970)

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George Gamboa
1912 - 1970
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February 23, 1912
Death
January 1970
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Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02127
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George Gamboa was born on February 23, 1912. He died in January 1970 at 57 years of age. We know that George Gamboa had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02127.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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George Gamboa passed away in January 1970 at 57 years of age. He was born on February 23, 1912. We have no information about George's family. We know that George Gamboa had been residing in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02127.
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In 1912, in the year that George Gamboa was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1921, he was merely 9 years old when 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 1956, George was 44 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1963, he was 51 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1970, in the year of George Gamboa's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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