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 World War II Soldier America/USA  Richard Wentworth "Dick"  Moulton

  (b. 25 July 1925Providence, Rhode Island, USA   d. 19 March 2016Vero Beach, Florida, USA )  

Richard Wentworth "Dick" Moulton was born 25 July 1925 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Richard Wentworth "Dick" Moulton was the child of David Moulton and Evelyn P Dow and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Henry Clifford Moulton and Eva L Lunt

He married  Virginia Nodine 1946 .  The couple had (at least) 2 children.

Richard Wentworth "Dick" Moulton died 19 March 2016 in Vero Beach, Florida, USA.


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News 1926 - FIFTY-FOOT LEAP FATAL TO AVIATOR
VERO BEACH, Fla., April 18. - (AP) - A 50-foot leap from an airplane into the ocean in a student air circus this afternoon killed Julius W. Bell, 24, of Louisville, a volunteer performer.

Several...Read MORE...


Invention 1926 - The aerosol can is invented (Erik Rotheim, Norway)
"On November 23, 1927, Norwegian engineer Erik Rotheim (also spelled Eric Rotheim) patented the first aerosol can and valve that could hold and dispense products and propellant systems. This was the...Read MORE...


USA 1926 - November 11 – U.S. Route 66 is established.


Traveling Route 66
Smithsonian Channel (www.youtube.com)
www.wikipedia.org - November 11, 1926

USA 1927 - May 20–21 – Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo, nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, carried out from New York City to Paris, France, in his single-engined aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

The Lindbergh Story by Questar Video (www.youtube.com)


PROUD AND HAPPY ...Read MORE...


News 1927 - The Dartmouth [New Hampshire] football team, scheduled to play Brown at Providence, R. I. tomorrow, was marooned at Hanover, N. H.
Overflowing of the White River had flooded a bridge between Hanover and White River Junction, Vt., making it impossible for the team to reach White River Junction by train...
The Oelwein Daily Register - Iowa - November 4, 1927

Invention 1928 - Sliced bread (bread slicing machine) is invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder (United States)
"...The first automatically sliced commercial loaves were produced on July 6, 1928, in Chillicothe, Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Rohwedder, an Iowa-born, Missouri-based jeweler....Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1929 - March 4 - Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) becomes 31st President of the United States
In the election of 1928, Hoover overwhelmed Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York, the Democratic candidate and the first Roman Catholic to run for the presidency. He soon faced the worst depression in...Read MORE...


World History 1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty
Lateran Concordat of 1929
On February 11th, 1929, an historic treaty was signed between the Italian Government and the Vatican re-establishing the political power and diplomatic standing of the...Read MORE...


USA 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre."

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ illinois.html - February 14, 1929

USA 1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).

1929 : The Great Crash.
Mary Kelley (www.youtube.com)


In the 1920s,...Read MORE...


1930 Melrose, Massachusetts
Name: Richard W Moulton
Birth Year: abt 1926
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1930: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: Glen Street
Ward of City: 5 part of
House Number in...Read MORE...


Invention 1930 - Scotch tape is invented (Richard Drew (3M), United States)
"...Back in the ’20s, Scotch was a synonym for 'cheap.' Richard Drew, a 23-year-old research assistant at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, was trying to create a sticky-but-not-too-sticky adhesive ...Read MORE...


World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered
Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh.

The existence of an unknown ninth planet was first proposed by Percival Lowell, who theorized ...Read MORE...


USA 1930 - July 7 - Construction begins on the Hoover Dam (originally known as the Boulder Dam)


The Story of Hoover Dam
The Best Film Archives...Read MORE...


Invention 1931 - The paper towel is invented (Arthur Scott, United States)
"Arthur Scott, head of [Scott Paper Company], had big trouble. An entire railroad car full of paper, unloaded at his plant, wasn't good for anything because the paper had been rolled too thick for...Read MORE...


USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.
ANTHEM BILL PASSED
WASHINGTON - March 3 - (AP) - The Senate today passed and sent to the House a bill to make "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem. The bill was approved without debate...Read MORE...


USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens
President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the world's tallest skyscraper. Before that, the Chrysler Building briefly held the record at 1046 feet....Read MORE...


USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.
Amelia Earhart is First Woman to Fly Atlantic Ocean Alone

New York, May 21. (AP) - Word was received here this afternoon that Mrs. Putnam had taken off in her own plane for London.

Culmore,...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1933 - March 4 - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1822-1945) becomes 32nd President of the United States - The only President to be elected four times.
In 1932, Roosevelt received the Democratic nomination for president and immediately launched a campaign that brought new spirit to a weary and discouraged nation. He defeated Hoover by a wide margin. ...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.


The Causes of The Great Depression
Reading Through History...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.
Issues A New Call For Gold
Roosevelt Orders Return to Federal Reserve Banks of All Amounts over $100 Held by Individuals.
WOULD EASE EMBARGO
Treasury to Issue licenses Permitting Use of Gold in...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
U.S. Off the Gold Standard
First Time in Half Century

United States' Action in Leaving Gold Standard Felt Over the World
(By The Associated Press).

The first official departure of the United...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.

www.wikipedia.org - November 8, 1933

USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.
Obey Rum Law, F.D.R. Urges
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (AP) - President Roosevelt late today signed a proclamation declaring the prohibition amendment had been repealed.

In the proclamation, the...Read MORE...


Invention 1934 - The metal beverage can is invented (American Can Co., United States)


USA 1934 - April 12 - Winds atop Mount Washington, NH, averaged 186 mph for five minutes, with a peak gust of 231 mph, the highest wind speed ever clocked in the world.

WeatherForYou.com - April 12, 1934

USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.

Weather History: 1935 Black Sunday Dust Storm
(www.youtube.com)

LIFE IN ...Read MORE...


USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
Roosevelt Sees New Steps To Social Security For Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President Roosevelt, embarking the government on the New Deal's vast social security program, forsees further...Read MORE...


USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)
Government Spending Is To Be Ended
Private Industry Mus Now Maintain Recovery Pay Says F.R.

by Frederick A. Storm
United Press White House Correspondent

BOULDER DAM, Nev., Sept. 30 (U.P.) -...Read MORE...


USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:
In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as...Read MORE...


USA 1937 - July 2 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear after taking off from New Guinea during Earhart's attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.
STARTED JUNE 1 ON WORLD HOP 'JUST FOR FUN'
First Attempt at Hazardous Trip Halted by Accident
SWITCHED DIRECTION
First Plan to Fly Westward Changed to Eastward Itinerary

WASHINGTON, July 2 (AP) ...Read MORE...


Invention 1938 - October 27 - Du Pont announces a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon".

www.wikipedia.org - October 27, 1938

Invention 1938 - The ballpoint pen is invented (Lazlo Biro, Hungary)


News 1938 - "Long Island Express" - HURRICANE, FLOODS SWEEP NEW ENGLAND. 296 WERE KILLED IN STORM ALONG ATLANTIC COAST; PROPERTY DAMAGE ENORMOUS.
...Providence Struck By Tidal Wave.
Providence was one of the chief sufferers in Rhode Island, tremendous tides sweeping 1,000 feet into the city and flooding streets eight to 25 feet deep...

The ...Read MORE...


USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

www.wikipedia.org - October 24, 1938

USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City


World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939

1940 Melrose, Massachusetts
Name: Richard W Wilton
[Richard W Moulton]
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1926
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Glen
House...Read MORE...


World History 1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

May 10, 1940

USA 1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.

www.wikipedia.org - January 13, 1941

USA 1941 – June 16 - National Airport opens in Washington, DC.
The airlines draw straws to determine who would land at National Airport first and American Airlines wins the honor. The airplane is piloted by Bennett H. Griffin, who becomes the manager of National ...Read MORE...


USA 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aircraft flying from Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise attack on the United States fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, thus drawing the United States into World...Read MORE...


USA 1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"

WarArchives (www.youtube.com)

President of the United States Franklin D. ...Read MORE...


World History 1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.

www.wikipedia.org - December 11, 1941

USA 1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.


This Was Life for Japanese-Americans During WWII
Smithsonian Channel...Read MORE...


USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.


Naval History and Heritage Command (www.youtube.com) - June 7, 1942

USA 1942 - November 28 - Cocoanut Grove fire: A fire in the Cocoanut Grove night club in Boston, Massachusetts, kills 491.
DEATH TOLL JUMPS TO 477 IN COCOANUT GROVE DISASTER. BOSTON HOLOCAUST ONE OF NATION'S WORST FIRES - MORE THAN 300 OF THE DEAD NOW IDENTIFIED.

Boston, Nov. 30 (AP) - A tiny match flame in the hands...Read MORE...


USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.
License Numbers To Be on Coupons

When individuals obtain their basic "A" gasoline rationing book, they must write their license number and states in which the automobile was registered on the back ...Read MORE...


USA 1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.
Steps in Rationing Listed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (AP) - Step forward in your last pair of unrationed shoes and consider 13 months of rationing in the United States -

Tires came first. A buying...Read MORE...


USA 1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient
PENICILLIN IS NEW ERA IN MEDICINE

Changes Method Of War On Germs; Pales "Glory" Of Sulfa

By Howard W. Blakeslee
NEW YORK, Aug. 2. - (AP) - A new era in medicine, the conquest of germs by...Read MORE...


Invention 1944 - Sunscreen is invented (Benjamin Green, United States)


World History 1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:

Archive Video Of The D-Day Normandy Landings
Sky News...Read MORE...


News 1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
...In Providence the water of the Providence River was but three feet from the floor of the Point Street bridge. The river empties into Narragansett Bay which was being kicked up in sheets by the...Read MORE...


Invention 1945 - The atomic bomb is invented (J. Robert Oppenheimer, et al., United States)


U.S. Presidents 1945 - April 12 - Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) becomes 33rd President of the United States
Elected vice president in 1944, Truman became president upon Roosevelt's sudden death in April 1945 and was immediately faced with the problems of winding down the war against the Axis and preparing...Read MORE...


News 1945 - March 29 - Providence, RI, hit 90 degrees to establish a March record for the New England area.

The Weather Channel - March 29, 1945

World History 1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).
Blasting of Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Kills 150,000
...All Living Things Seared To Death, Tokyo Says

OKINAWA, Aug. 8 - (NS) - At least 150,000 Japanese were estimated today to have been killed...Read MORE...


World History 1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).
Another Atomic Bomb Dropped on Enemy City
Important Kyushu City of Nagasaki Struck With 'Good Results'; Other B29s Leave Four Major Targets Afire

GUAM, Aug. 9 (AP) - The world's most destructive...Read MORE...


World History 1945 - September 2 - World War II ends

The Best Film Archives (www.youtube.com)

WORLD IS AT PEACE
Japan...Read MORE...


World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.

www.wikipedia.org - February 25, 1947

World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created


Invention 1948 - Velcro is invented (George de Mestral, Switzerland)


World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China


World History 1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon


News 1949 - July 10 - WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting

historyorb.com -

USA 1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949

www.wikipedia.org - January 31, 1950

World History 1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The United States, acting under the auspices of the United Nations, quickly sprang to the defense of South...Read MORE...


USA 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm -

U.S. Presidents 1953 - January 20 - Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) becomes 34th President of the United States
At the Republican convention of 1952 in Chicago, Eisenhower won the presidential nomination on the first ballot in a close race with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. In the election, he defeated Gov....Read MORE...


World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends
After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The...Read MORE...


News 1954 - Hurricane Carol - HURRICANE ROARS ACROSS LONG ISLAND. FIVE KILLED BY STORM IN NEW ENGLAND.
...Providence, R. I., was flooded when the storm struck at high tide. Water pushed into the downtown area to within two feet of the level reached in the disastrous hurricane of 1938.

Thousands of...Read MORE...


World History 1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins
Russian People Tickled Pink at Success of Their Sputnik

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are tickled pink that their scientists have grabbed the lead from the Americans in the satellite field. But ...Read MORE...


USA 1958 - NASA formed


USA 1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960
The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who...Read MORE...


News 1960 - October 20 - 1st fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI

historyorb.com - October 20, 1960

USA 1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon


World History 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall


U.S. Presidents 1961 - January 20 - John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) becomes 35th President of the United States
On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was...Read MORE...


USA 1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ washington.html - April 21, 1962

USA 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis


U.S. Presidents 1963 - Novmember 22 - Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) becomes 36th President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy
At the height of his power as Senate leader, Johnson sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1960. When he lost to John F. Kennedy, he surprised even some of his closest associates by...Read MORE...


USA 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.


USA 1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

JFK assassination: Cronkite informs a shocked nation
CBS Sunday Morning...Read MORE...


USA 1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City


USA 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964
This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made...Read MORE...


USA 1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam


News 1966 - May 5 - WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, FL (IND) 1st broadcast

historyorb.com -

USA 1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968
Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968
Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a comprehensive solution to the problem of unlawful discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex,...Read MORE...


Invention 1968 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)


USA 1968 - Marin Luther King, Jr. Killed

CBS News (www.youtube.com)

April 4, 1968: U.S. civil rights leader...Read MORE...


USA 1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles


U.S. Presidents 1969 - January 20 - Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) becomes 37th President of the United States

January 20, 1969

World History 1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon

Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing
Reading Through History...Read MORE...


USA 1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ...Read MORE...


USA 1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio


USA 1972 - Watergate


USA 1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.

March 29, 1973

USA Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974
Equal Credit Opportunity Act passes in the US. Until then, banks required single, widowed or divorced women to bring a man along to cosign any credit application, regardless of their income. They...Read MORE...


USA 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate


U.S. Presidents 1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon

August 9, 1974

News 1975 - August 2 - Temperature reached 104 degrees at Providence, RI

The Weather Channel -

USA 1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

August 16, 1977

U.S. Presidents 1977 - January 20 - Jimmy Carter (1924 - ) becomes 39th President of the United States

January 20, 1977

USA 1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins


USA 1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28


World History 1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

May 4, 1979

USA 1980 - May 18 - Mount Saint Helens (in Washington State) erupted spewing ash and smoke sixty-three thousand feet into the air. Heavy ash covered the ground to the immediate northwest, and small particles were carried to the Atlantic coast.
WeatherForYou.com

MOUNTAIN ERUPTS; 6 DEAD.

Vancouver, Wash. (UPI) - Mount St. Helens exploded in a giant, killer eruption Sunday that blew 600 feet off its summit, set off huge forest fires,...Read MORE...


USA 1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley


USA President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, 1981

history.com -

World History 1981 - First reported case of AIDS


World History 1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn


Invention 1981 - Personal Computer introduced


U.S. Presidents 1981 - January 20 - Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) beomes 40th President of the United States

January 20, 1981

Invention 1982 - The camcorder is invented (Sony Corp., Japan)


Invention 1983 - The laptop computer is invented (Radio Shack Corp., United States)


USA Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984
At the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, Joan Benoit (today known as Joan Benoit Samuelson) finished the first-ever women’s marathon in 2:24.52.
history.com -

World History 1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists
The discovery of the annual depletion of ozone above the Antarctic was first announced in a paper by Joe Farman, Brian Gardiner and Jonathan Shanklin which appeared in Nature (magazine) on May 16th...Read MORE...


USA 1986 - Iran-Contra scandal breaks


USA 1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger accident


World History 1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.


Invention 1989 - The World Wide Web is invented at CERN (Tim Berners-Lee, UK)


U.S. Presidents 1989 - January 20 - George H. W. Bush (1924 - ) becomes 41st President of the United States

January 20, 1989

World History 1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany


World History 1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War


USA 1991 - Gulf War


USA 1991 - U.S. led coalition defeats Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm


World History 1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.


USA 1992 - Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana


USA 1993 - World Trade Center bombing


U.S. Presidents 1993 - January 20 - William J. Clinton (1946 - ) becomes 42nd President of the United States

January 20, 1993

USA 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing


USA 1997 - NASA spacecraft Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars


USA Madeleine Albright becomes the first female Secretary of State, 1997

history.com -

USA 2001 - Invasion of Afghanistan Operation "Enduring Freedom"


U.S. Presidents 2001 - January 20 - George W. Bush (1946 - ) becomes 43rd President of the United States

January 20, 2001

World History 2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

September 11, 2001

USA 2005 - Hurricane Katrina


U.S. Presidents 2009 - January 20 - Barack Obama (1961 - ) becomes 44th President of the United States

January 20, 2009

Death
19 March 2016
Vero Beach, Florida, USA


Richard Moulton

Vero Beach, FL

Richard (Dick) Wentworth Moulton, Sr., passed away peacefully at home in Vero Beach on March 19, 2016. Born in Providence, RI, on July 25, 1925, the son of David and Evelyn Moulton, he was raised in Melrose, MA, and attended Williston Academy in Easthampton, MA.

In 1942, 17-year-old Dick Moulton enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and became a nose gunner on a B-24 with the 758th Bomb Squadron, 459th Bomb Group in the 15th Air Force. He was shot down over the Hungary/Slovakia border on his second mission. Although claimed by Slovak troops, a Hungarian guard took his dog tags, which later deprived him of protection as an American citizen and nearly cost him his life.

When the Slovak troops released their American prisoners to protect them from incoming Germans, Dick survived two-and-a-half months hiding in a cave and a terrifying re-capture by the Germans, who sent him to the Gestapo believing he was a Russian spy (his dog tags were missing). He endured torture and death threats before transfer to a German POW camp, and was later liberated by General Patton's 3rd Army. He received four Purple Hearts and was asked to give an extensive deposition at the Nuremberg Trials.

On the 50th anniversary of his release, a Slovak editor called and asked for his survival story. This led to Dick's autobiography, Tail End Charlie in Ole #605. In 2008, Dick was a featured speaker at the POW-MIA monument's dedication in Memorial Island and spoke again in 2012 on POW-MIA Day. He was presented with an Honorary Membership in the Veterans Council of Indian River County. In both talks, he noted that every survivor behind enemy lines has their own story. He could only tell his experience.

In 1946, Dick married Virginia Nodine and the couple lived on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, from which he graduated in 1949. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi and the Dragon Senior Society. He also studied banking at the University of Wisconsin prior to his 20-year career that began in Boston at a prestigious investment firm. In the mid-1950s, he returned to Hanover to head the trust department at Dartmouth National Bank until, in 1963, he was named president of the Ashuelot National Bank Of Keene. Several years later, the growing family moved to Shelburne, VT, where Dick changed directions to manage a friend's lumber company. He was a charter member and treasurer of the Shelburne Rotary Club and a member of the Ethan Allen Club in nearby Burlington.

When they moved to Vero Beach in 1973, Richard represented a New York-based lumber company, but within the year he partnered with a Dartmouth friend in an imported tile firm, Design Habitat on Beachland Boulevard, eventually becoming the sole owner. In 1995, he retired to enjoy tennis and travel, including a trip back to Slovakia. In 2004, he was invited to Slovakia by the American Embassy to give his account of the Slovak resistance and the American contribution to the war effort. He was honored in Banská Bystrica with Slovakia's Freedom Medal and his book and picture were added to the Museum of Slovak National Uprising.

Dick was a member of Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church, the Sons of the American Revolution, a former member of the Vero Beach Yacht Club, and a 28-year charter member of The Moorings Club. He had served as president of the Indian River Urostomy Association, treasurer of the Treasure Coast Jazz Society and president of the Dartmouth Club of the Treasure Coast.

Dick Moulton is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Virginia N. Moulton; two sons, Richard W. Moulton Jr. (Melinda) of Huntington, VT, and David N. Moulton (Elizabeth) of Vero Beach; three grandchildren, Richard W. Moulton III (Colleen) and Mariah Moulton Riggs (Josh) of VT, and Nathaniel D. Moulton of Vero Beach; four great-grandchildren of VT; a sister, Marjorie Moulton Fallon (Lewis) of Winter Park, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

The Moulton family invites friends to attend a memorial service and reception on Friday, March 25, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church in Vero Beach. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Veterans' Council of Indian River County, PO Box 1354, Vero Beach, FL 32961.

A second memorial and internment service will be held this summer for northern friends and family at the Moulton Riggs Cemetery in Huntington, VT.

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