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Richard Gamboa (1944 - 1969)

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Richard Gamboa
1944 - 1969
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June 22, 1944
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March 1969
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Richard Gamboa was born on June 22, 1944. He died in March 1969 at 24 years old.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Richard Gamboa passed away in March 1969 at age 24. He was born on June 22, 1944. There is no information about Richard's family or relationships.
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In 1944, in the year that Richard Gamboa was born, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1950, at the age of only 6 years old, Richard was alive when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1957, when he was only 13 years old, 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 1969, in the year of Richard Gamboa's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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