Selwyn George Carrol (1928 - 2010)



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Beaufort National Cemetery
Section A Site 73,
1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, Sc


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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: MSG
Wars/Conflicts: Korea, Vietnam

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1928 - In the year that Selwyn George Carrol was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1951 - At the age of 23 years old, Selwyn was alive when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

1954 - When he was 26 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

1993 - At the age of 65 years old, Selwyn was alive when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

1997 - By the time he was 69 years old, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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Selwyn George Carrol passed away on December 21, 2010 at age 82. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Beaufort National Cemetery Section A Site 73, Beaufort, Sc. He was born on October 31, 1928. We have no information about Selwyn's immediate family. We know that Selwyn George Carrol had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.


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