William Richard Adams Corporal U.S. Army, deceased

9 February 1947–19 January 1969 (Age 21)
Springfield, Clark, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Richard

When William Richard Adams Corporal U.S. Army, deceased was born on 9 February 1947, his father, Kay Adams, was 38 and his mother, Audrey Irine Lowery, was 25. He lived in Springfield City, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1969. He registered for military service in 1969. He died on 19 January 1969, in Kon Tum, Vietnam, at the age of 21, and was buried in Forest Cemetery, Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.

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Kay Adams
Audrey Irine Lowery
William Richard Adams Corporal U.S. Army, deceased
Ted W Adams
Gary Ray Adams

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    Audrey Irine Lowery




World Events (8)

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 1

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.
1953 · Ohio state oficially admitted into the Union

Age 6

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law recognizing that Ohio was admitted into the Union, since it had previously slipped through the cracks. The official date of admittance was agreed upon as March 1, 1803, ratified as of May 19, 1953.

Age 7

French surrender at Dien Bien Phu.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Richard Adams, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • William Richard Adams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Richard Adams, "United States Casualties of the Vietnam War, 1956-1998"

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