Capt John Joseph Vela Jr

19 November 1961–30 May 1989 (Age 27)
At Sea

The Life Summary of John Joseph

Capt John Joseph Vela Jr was born on 19 November 1961. He died on 30 May 1989, in At Sea, at the age of 27, and was buried in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States.

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1962 · The Cuban Missile Crisis
Age 1
The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union because of Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. This confrontation was the closest that the Cold War became a nuclear war.
1962 · The Cuban Missile Crisis
Age 1
"One of the most direct confrontations of the Cold War was the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962, which primarily took place just south of Florida. Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev had crafted a secret agreement with Cuba (under Fidel Castro) to create nuclear missiles in Cuba to deter further invasions. U.S. intelligence agents discovered evidence of this activity, so President Kennedy issued an official warning against Cuba's creation of these weapons. Cuba and the Soviet Union did not comply. After much debate regarding the correct course of action, Kennedy opted to create a naval ""quarantine"" around Cuba. This initiated a series of intense communications between Kennedy and Khrushchev, both publicly and directly. The conflict escalated to the point that a U.S jet was shot down over Cuba as the countries made increasingly stern ultimatums. Kennedy instructed the Soviets to remove missiles with the promise that the U.S. would not attack Cuba, and the Soviets agreed."
1963
Age 2
President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish, Catalan and Galician: of uncertain derivation; it could be from the pre-Roman personal name Vela (compare Basque bela, vela ‘raven’). More likely perhaps, it may be a byname from vela meaning either ‘sail’ or ‘watchman’.2 Spanish: habitational name from a place name Vela, in Córdoba province.3 Portuguese: habitational name from a place named Vela in Portugal.

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

Possible Related Names

Bello
Velez

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