Melvin C Alexander (born 1919)

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

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Education

4 Years Of High School

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Skilled Occupations In Manufacture Of Electrical Machinery And Accessories, N.e.c.

Military Service

Military serial#: 20317674
Enlisted: June 26, 1941 in Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania
Military branch: Air Corps
Rank: Private, Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, And Enlisted Men)

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In 1919, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1932, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1941, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1957, 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.

In 1965, 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.

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No cause of death has been listed. Melvin C Alexander was born around 1919. We are unaware of information about Melvin's surviving family. We know that Melvin C Alexander had been residing in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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