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Shelton Bollinger (1927 - 1961)

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Shelton Bollinger
1927 - 1961
Born
February 13, 1927
Death
January 1961
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Shelton Bollinger was born on February 13, 1927, and died at age 33 years old in January 1961. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Shelton Bollinger.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 61159126

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Shelton Bollinger lived 41 years shorter than the average Bollinger family member when he died at the age of 33.
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1927 - 1961 World Events

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In 1927, in the year that Shelton Bollinger was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1932, at the age of only 5 years old, Shelton was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1944, Shelton was 17 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1955, at the age of 28 years old, Shelton was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1961, in the year of Shelton Bollinger's passing, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

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