Samuel Calvin Gourley (1921 - 2006)

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Samuel Calvin Gourley
1921 - 2006
August 20, 1921
March 18, 2006
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Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia 22407
Samuel Calvin Gourley was born on August 20, 1921. He died on March 18, 2006 at age 84. We know that Samuel Calvin Gourley had been residing in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia 22407.
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Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia 22407
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Quantico National Cemetery Section 19 Site 294 18424 Joplin Road (route 619), in Triangle, Virginia 22172
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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: SM2C
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Samuel Calvin Gourley passed away on March 18, 2006 at 84 years old. He was buried in Quantico National Cemetery Section 19 Site 294, Triangle, Virginia. He was born on August 20, 1921. We have no information about Samuel's immediate family. We know that Samuel Calvin Gourley had been residing in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia 22407.

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In 1921, in the year that Samuel Calvin Gourley was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1939, Samuel was 18 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1950, Samuel was 29 years old 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 1969, by the time he was 48 years old, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1975, when he was 54 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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