Ralph E Buchanan Jr (1942 - 1991)

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Ralph E Buchanan
1942 - 1991
updated February 06, 2019
Ralph E Buchanan Jr was born on January 21, 1942. He died on July 1, 1991 at 49 years old.


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Crownsville Veterans Cemetery Section 4B1 Row 5 Site 1, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, in Crownsville, Maryland 21032



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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SP4
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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Ralph E Buchanan Jr passed away on July 1, 1991 at 49 years of age. He was buried in Crownsville Veterans Cemetery Section 4B1 Row 5 Site 1, Crownsville, Maryland. He was born on January 21, 1942. We are unaware of information about Ralph's family.
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1942 - 1991 World Events

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In 1942, in the year that Ralph E Buchanan Jr was born, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1961, he was 19 years old when 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 1978, by the time he was 36 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1981, he was 39 years old when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1991, in the year of Ralph E Buchanan Jr's passing, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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Sep 30, 1943 - Jan 2, 2000
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Jul 3, 1896 - August 1982
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Jul 4, 1936 - Dec 15, 1995
Cambridge, MD
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Dec 27, 2010 - Feb 19, 2011
Lloyd H Buchanan
Apr 1, 1918 - Feb 10, 2002
Swanton, MD
Samuel Buchanan
Jan 19, 1921 - March 1984
Charlestown, Maryland
Minnie C Buchanan
May 31, 1900 - Feb 12, 1998
Hopkinsville, KY
Astley S Buchanan
Oct 29, 1923 - Dec 16, 2007
Springfield, MA
Richard Buchanan
May 5, 1900 - March 1985
White Hall, Maryland
Doris C Buchanan
Sep 11, 1917 - Mar 16, 1996
Indiantown, FL
Dora K Buchanan
Apr 28, 1922 - Dec 31, 2001
Rockville, MD
Jean Buchanan
Jun 14, 1925 - May 13, 2011
Deland, Florida
Doris M Buchanan
Feb 11, 1925 - Jun 9, 2005
Reisterstown, MD
Douglas Buchanan
Jun 11, 1922 - Feb 20, 1999
Topsfield, MA
Margaret L Buchanan
Aug 14, 1925 - Mar 24, 2004
Pocomoke City, MD
Beatrice G Buchanan
Jun 16, 1908 - May 12, 1995
Chesapeake, VA
Harold G Buchanan
Sep 3, 1923 - Jun 29, 2002
Elkton, MD
Catherine A Buchanan
May 4, 1924 - Jun 14, 2008
York, PA
Lucy Buchanan
Jun 5, 1911 - August 1985
Baltimore, Maryland

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Elsi M Walker
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Elkton, MD
Lillian Wohl
Dec 15, 1907 - April 1984
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Bernardine E Yost
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Sykesville, MD
Melvin Day
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William H Ridgley
Aug 31, 1940 - Aug 24, 2006
Lancaster, VA
Robert M Carney
Dec 18, 1939 - May 4, 2000
Stella E Steiner
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