Wardell Langham (1941 - 1987)

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Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery
Section A-2 Row 3 Site 3,
11501 Garrison Forest Rd, Owings Mills, Md

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Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SP4
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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1941 - In the year that Wardell Langham was born, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1958 - When he was 17 years old, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

1960 - He was 19 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1963 - At the age of 22 years old, Wardell was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1987 - In the year of Wardell Langham's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Wardell Langham passed away on March 8, 1987 at age 45. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery Section A-2 Row 3 Site 3, Owings Mills, Md. He was born on March 10, 1941. There is no information about Wardell's immediate family. We know that Wardell Langham had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland.

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