John Ferdinand Zubal (1929 - 2007)

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Great Lakes National Cemetery
Section 1 Site 1619,
4200 Belford Road, Holly, Mi

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Hazel Park, Oakland County, Michigan

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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps
Rank attained: CPL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Ferdinand

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1929 - In the year that John Ferdinand Zubal was born, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1957 - John was 28 years old when 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.

1958 - By the time he was 29 years old, 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.

1963 - At the age of 34 years old, John was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1964 - He was 35 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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John Ferdinand Zubal died on May 24, 2007 at 78 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Great Lakes National Cemetery Section 1 Site 1619, Holly, Mi. He was born on January 1, 1929. There is no information about John's family. We know that John Ferdinand Zubal had been residing in Hazel Park, Oakland County, Michigan.

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