Joe Allen (1908 - 1959)

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Long Island National Cemetery
Section U Site 1406,
2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, Ny

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

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1908 - In the year that Joe Allen was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

1942 - He was 34 years old when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

1957 - By the time he was 49 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1958 - Joe was 50 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.

1959 - In the year of Joe Allen's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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Joe Allen died on September 15, 1959 at 51 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section U Site 1406, Farmingdale, Ny. He was born on May 29, 1908. We have no information about Joe's immediate family.

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