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Murphy Fedorchak (1921 - 2008)

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Murphy Fedorchak
1921 - 2008
Born
August 30, 1921
Death
August 5, 2008
Last Known Residence
Maspeth, Queens County, New York 11378
Summary
Murphy Fedorchak of Maspeth, Queens County, New York was born on August 30, 1921, and died at age 86 years old on August 5, 2008. Murphy Fedorchak was buried at Calverton National Cemetery Section 23 Site 760 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton.
Updated: November 18, 2015
Biography ID: 10451400

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Calverton National Cemetery Section 23 Site 760 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton, New York 11933
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Murphy Fedorchak passed away at age 86 years old on August 5, 2008, and was buried at Calverton National Cemetery Section 23 Site 760 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton. Murphy Fedorchak of Maspeth, Queens County, New York was born on August 30, 1921.

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Murphy Fedorchak lived 13 years longer than the average Fedorchak family member when he died at the age of 86.
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In 1921, in the year that Murphy Fedorchak was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1940, Murphy was 19 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1957, by the time he was 36 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1975, at the age of 54 years old, Murphy was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1992, he was 71 years old when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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