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Roy W Oakman (1910 - 2008)

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Roy W Oakman
1910 - 2008
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September 18, 1910
Death
January 11, 2008
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Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa 52556
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Roy W Oakman was born on September 18, 1910. He died on January 11, 2008 at 97 years old. We know that Roy W Oakman had been residing in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa 52556.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Roy W Oakman died on January 11, 2008 at 97 years old. He was born on September 18, 1910. We have no information about Roy's family or relationships. We know that Roy W Oakman had been residing in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa 52556.
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In 1910, in the year that Roy W Oakman was born, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1927, at the age of 17 years old, Roy was alive when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1942, he was 32 years old when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1960, by the time he was 50 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1991, at the age of 81 years old, Roy was alive when 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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