Martin L Gates Jr (1934 - 1999)

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Martin L Gates
1934 - 1999
updated February 06, 2019
Martin L Gates Jr was born on March 13, 1934. He died on January 17, 1999 at 64 years old.


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Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Section F Row T Site 21, 2465 Chesapeake Road, in Bear, Delaware 19701



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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SP3
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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Martin L Gates Jr passed away on January 17, 1999 at 64 years old. He was buried in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Section F Row T Site 21, Bear, Delaware. He was born on March 13, 1934. We are unaware of information about Martin's family or relationships.
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In 1934, in the year that Martin L Gates Jr was born, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1943, he was merely 9 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1956, at the age of 22 years old, Martin was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1977, at the age of 43 years old, Martin was alive when 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.

In 1996, when he was 62 years old, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Aug 15, 1919 - Oct 12, 1998
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Jan 8, 1946 - Nov 2, 1993
Charles H Gates
Died: Dec 31, 1969
John C Gates
Died: Mar 25, 1905
Oliver Gates
Died: Apr 18, 1916
William T Gates
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Frederick A Gates
Apr 16, 1923 - Jan 30, 1971

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