Robert George Mares

20 Jul 1942 - 9 Aug 1970

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Robert George Mares

20 Jul 1942 - 9 Aug 1970
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The burial record of Robert George Mares. Cemetery: Santa Fe National Cemetery, Location: Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. Birth: 20 Jul 1942, Death: 9 Aug 1970.
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Life Information

Robert George Mares

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Santa Fe National Cemetery

501 N Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States

Notes

Department of Veterans Affairs
Cemetery: SANTA FE NATIONAL CEMETERY
Plot: SECTION V SITE 1782
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/santafe.asp
Address: 501 NORTH GUADALUPE STREET SANTA FE, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 988-6400
VA ID: 716137

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Service

SPECIALIST 5
US ARMY
VIETNAM WAR

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SP5 - US ARMY - VIETNAM

Rank

SPECIALIST 5

Branch

US ARMY

Conflicts

VIETNAM WAR

Plot

SECTION V SITE 1782

Life timeline of Robert George Mares

1942
Robert George Mares was born on 20 Jul 1942
Robert George Mares was 15 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Robert George Mares was 27 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Robert George Mares died on 9 Aug 1970 at the age of 28

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