James Raymond Matheny (1927 - 1977)

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James Raymond Matheny
1927 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
James Raymond Matheny was born on February 28, 1927. He died on August 29, 1977 at 50 years old.


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Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 3 Site 941, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, in San Antonio, Texas 78209



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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: A1C
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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James Raymond Matheny passed away on August 29, 1977 at 50 years of age. He was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 3 Site 941, San Antonio, Texas. He was born on February 28, 1927. There is no information about James's immediate family.
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1927 - 1977 World Events

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In 1927, in the year that James Raymond Matheny was born, 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.

In 1932, he was only 5 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1957, when he was 30 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1968, he was 41 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.

In 1977, in the year of James Raymond Matheny's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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