George R Betz (1911 - 1992)

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Golden Gate National Cemetery
Section 2C Site 3037,
1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, Ca

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Benicia, Solano County, California

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: TEC 3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1911 - In the year that George R Betz was born, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

1927 - He was 16 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1969 - When he was 58 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

1970 - When he was 59 years old, 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.

1992 - In the year of George R Betz's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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George R Betz died on August 22, 1992 at 81 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery Section 2C Site 3037, San Bruno, Ca. He was born on February 22, 1911. We are unaware of information about George's family or relationships. We know that George R Betz had been residing in Benicia, Solano County, California.

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