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Walter L Shelman (1939 - 2002)

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Walter L Shelman
1939 - 2002
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October 16, 1939
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July 7, 2002
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Hood River, Hood River County, Oregon 97031
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Walter L Shelman was born on October 16, 1939. He died on July 7, 2002 at age 62. We know that Walter L Shelman had been residing in Hood River, Hood River County, Oregon 97031.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Walter L Shelman died on July 7, 2002 at 62 years of age. He was born on October 16, 1939. We have no information about Walter's family. We know that Walter L Shelman had been residing in Hood River, Hood River County, Oregon 97031.
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In 1939, in the year that Walter L Shelman was born, 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 1946, when he was merely 7 years old, 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.

In 1950, he was just 11 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 1976, at the age of 37 years old, Walter was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1982, by the time he was 43 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".

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