Richard J Moeckel (1917 - 2000)

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Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Section 17-A Site 574,
Rr2, Box 484 - Indiantown Gap Road, Annville, Pa

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Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: 1ST LIEUT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1917 - In the year that Richard J Moeckel was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

1938 - At the age of 21 years old, Richard was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1953 - He was 36 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

1957 - By the time he was 40 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.

1966 - He was 49 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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Richard J Moeckel died on January 26, 2000 at 82 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Section 17-A Site 574, Annville, Pa. He was born on December 20, 1917. We have no information about Richard's family or relationships. We know that Richard J Moeckel had been residing in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

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