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Walter Keith Oakman (1961 - 2007)

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Walter Keith Oakman
1961 - 2007
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November 25, 1961
Death
August 10, 2007
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Africa
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Walter Keith Oakman was born on November 25, 1961. He died on August 10, 2007 at 45 years old. We know that Walter Keith Oakman had been residing in Africa.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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Walter Keith Oakman passed away on August 10, 2007 at 45 years old. he was buried in Beaufort National Cemetery Section B Site 48, Beaufort, South Carolina . He was born on November 25, 1961. We have no information about Walter's surviving family. We know that Walter Keith Oakman had been residing in Africa.
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In 1961, in the year that Walter Keith Oakman was born, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1970, at the age of merely 9 years old, Walter was alive when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1982, by the time he was 21 years old, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1986, he was 25 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.

In 1996, by the time he was 35 years old, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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