Maria Antonia Romero (1954 - 1968)

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Maria Antonia Romero
1954 - 1968
October 14, 1954
January 7, 1968
Maria Antonia Romero was born on October 14, 1954, and died at age 13 years old on January 7, 1968. Maria Romero was buried at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery Section I Site 134 P.o. Box 6342 - 5200 Fred Wilson Avenue, in El Paso, Texas. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Maria Antonia Romero.
Updated: August 24, 2013
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Branch of service: Us Air Force Rank attained: MSGT Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam
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Ft. Bliss National Cemetery Section I Site 134 P.o. Box 6342 - 5200 Fred Wilson Avenue, in El Paso, Texas 79906
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Maria Romero passed away at age 13 years old on January 7, 1968, and was buried at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery Section I Site 134 P.o. Box 6342 - 5200 Fred Wilson Avenue, in El Paso, Texas. Maria Antonia Romero was born on October 14, 1954. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Maria Antonia Romero.

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Maria Antonia Romero lived 54 years shorter than the average Romero family member when she died at the age of 13.
The average age of a Romero family member is 67.

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In 1954, in the year that Maria Antonia Romero was born, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1961, by the time she was just 7 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1964, by the time she was merely 10 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1967, at the age of just 13 years old, Maria was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1968, in the year of Maria Antonia Romero's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.


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