Samuel Ray Goss (1946 - 2000)

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San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Section 3 Site 458,
32053 West Mccabe Road, Santa Nella, Ca

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Modesto, Stanislaus County, California

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: S SGT
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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Ray

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1946 - In the year that Samuel Ray Goss was born, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1964 - At the age of 18 years old, Samuel was alive when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1972 - He was 26 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

1978 - When he was 32 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

1986 - He was 40 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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Samuel Ray Goss died on January 2, 2000 at age 53. No cause of death has been listed for Samuel. He was buried in San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery Section 3 Site 458, Santa Nella, Ca. He was born on November 9, 1946. We have no information about Samuel's family or relationships. We know that Samuel Ray Goss had been residing in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California.

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