Kenneth E Gibson Sr (1923 - 1979)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section N Site 434,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Last Known Residence

Spanaway, Pierce County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps
Rank attained: 1ST SGT
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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1923 - In the year that Kenneth E Gibson Sr was born, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

1959 - Kenneth was 36 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1965 - Kenneth was 42 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

1970 - At the age of 47 years old, Kenneth was alive when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

1979 - In the year of Kenneth E Gibson Sr's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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Kenneth E Gibson Sr passed away on August 15, 1979 at age 56. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section N Site 434, Portland, Or. He was born on June 12, 1923. We have no information about Kenneth's surviving family. We know that Kenneth E Gibson Sr had been residing in Spanaway, Pierce County, Washington.

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