William Alfred Kunkel

7 Jan 1928 - 8 Aug 1970

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William Alfred Kunkel

7 Jan 1928 - 8 Aug 1970
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The burial record of William Alfred Kunkel. Cemetery: Willamette National Cemetery, Location: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. Birth: 7 Jan 1928, Death: 8 Aug 1970.
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William Alfred Kunkel

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Died:

Willamette National Cemetery

11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
United States

Notes

Department of Veterans Affairs
Cemetery: WILLAMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY
Plot: SECTION T SITE 1802
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/willamette.asp
Address: 11800 SE MT. SCOTT BOULEVARD PORTLAND, OR 97086
Phone: (503) 273-5250
VA ID: 553937

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Service

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
US ARMY
WORLD WAR II

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PFC - US ARMY - WORLD WAR II

Rank

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

Branch

US ARMY

Conflicts

WORLD WAR II

Plot

SECTION T SITE 1802

Life timeline of William Alfred Kunkel

1928
William Alfred Kunkel was born on 7 Jan 1928
William Alfred Kunkel was 12 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
William Alfred Kunkel was 18 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
William Alfred Kunkel was 25 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
William Alfred Kunkel was 36 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
William Alfred Kunkel died on 8 Aug 1970 at the age of 42

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