Robert E Whitney Sr (1923 - 1999)

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Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery
Section W1B Row A Site 18,
1390 Main St., Agawam, Ma

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Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts

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Branch of service: Us Army Air Forces
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1923 - In the year that Robert E Whitney Sr was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

1968 - He was 45 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

1986 - Robert was 63 years old when 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.

1996 - When he was 73 years old, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

1999 - In the year of Robert E Whitney Sr's passing, on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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Robert E Whitney Sr died on October 7, 1999 at 75 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Robert. He was buried in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Section W1B Row A Site 18, Agawam, Ma. He was born on November 23, 1923. There is no information about Robert's immediate family. We know that Robert E Whitney Sr had been residing in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

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