Gerald Hilleary (1940 - 1968)

Gerald Hilleary
1940 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Gerald Hilleary was born on May 17, 1940. He died in May 1968 at 27 years old.
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Gerald Hilleary died in May 1968 at 27 years old. He was born on May 17, 1940. We have no information about Gerald's immediate family.
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In 1940, in the year that Gerald Hilleary was born, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1950, at the age of just 10 years old, Gerald was alive when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1951, at the age of just 11 years old, Gerald was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1968, in the year of Gerald Hilleary's passing, 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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