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Gerald Duane Wood (1954 - 1954)

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Gerald Duane Wood
1954 - 1954
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January 4, 1954
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January 4, 1954
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Gerald Duane Wood was born on January 4, 1954. He died on January 4, 1954 before his first birthday.
Updated: August 24, 2013
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Gerald Duane Wood passed away on January 4, 1954 before his first birthday. He was buried in Memphis National Cemetery Section POST Site 44, Memphis, Tennessee . He was born on January 4, 1954. We are unaware of information about Gerald's family.
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In 1954, in the year that Gerald Duane Wood was born, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1958, Gerald was merely 4 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1960, he was just 6 years old 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 1968, Gerald was only 14 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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