Ronald Gene Alford

9 Dec 1948 - 23 Mar 1973

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Ronald Gene Alford

9 Dec 1948 - 23 Mar 1973
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The burial record of Ronald Gene Alford. Cemetery: Fort Logan National Cemetery, Location: Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States. Birth: 9 Dec 1948, Death: 23 Mar 1973.

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Ronald Gene Alford

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Fort Logan National Cemetery

4400 West Kenyon Avenue
Denver, Denver, Colorado
United States

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1948
Ronald Gene Alford was born on 9 Dec 1948
Ronald Gene Alford was 9 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.
Ronald Gene Alford was 16 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Ronald Gene Alford died on 23 Mar 1973 at the age of 24

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