Peter Rex Adkins (1924 - 2010)

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Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery
Section CBL Row 2 Site 12,
P.o. Box 6237, San Diego, Ca

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San Diego, San Diego County, California

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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Rex

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1924 - In the year that Peter Rex Adkins was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

1936 - By the time he was only 12 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

1972 - He was 48 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

1986 - When he was 62 years old, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

1989 - Peter was 65 years old when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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Peter Rex Adkins died on September 13, 2010 at age 86. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section CBL Row 2 Site 12, San Diego, Ca. He was born on April 6, 1924. We are unaware of information about Peter's family.

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