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 World War II Soldier flag  Richard Wentworth "Dick"  MOULTON

  (b. 25 July 1925Providence, Rhode Island, USA   d. 19 March 2016Vero Beach, Florida, USA )  
Summary: 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.
NOTE: David Ignatius Popple's first cousin

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25 July 1925
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 18. - (AP) - A 50-foot leap from an airplane into the ocean in a student...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.,...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...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...Read MORE...

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).
In the 1920s, the stock market was rapidly growing. Many investors hoped to quickly get rich.

The Great Crash affected everyone, even those who had not bought stocks. People ran to their banks to...Read MORE...

1930 Melrose, Massachusetts
Name: Richard W Moulton
Birth Year: abt 1926
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Rhode...

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

USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.
WASHINGTON - March 3 - (AP) - The Senate today passed and sent to the House a...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...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...

USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.
Bank Holiday Causes Flood of Freak News
Church Calls Moratorium; Movies on Credit; Lucky San Pedro
(By United Press)
NEW YORK, March 3 - Mrs. Martha Laughran, Brooklyn boarding house keeper,...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...

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. - 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...Read MORE...

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

By Robert Geiger
(Associated Press Staff Writer.)
GUYON, Okla., April 15. - (AP.) - Three little words -...Read MORE...

USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President...

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...

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In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in...Read MORE...

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

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

April 30, 1939

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

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Name: Richard W Wilton
[Richard W Moulton]
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt...

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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. - January 13, 1941

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World History 1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind. - 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.
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USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.

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USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.
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...In Providence the water of the Providence River was but three feet from the floor of the Point...Read MORE...

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

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World History 1945 - September 2 - World War II ends
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Truman Lauds Day of Victory Over Tyranny
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World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council. - February 25, 1947

World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created
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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 -

World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China
Mao Zedong proclaims People’s Republic of China

"Naming himself head of state, communist...

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 - 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...Read MORE...

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World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends
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...Providence, R. I., was flooded when the storm struck at high tide. Water pushed into the...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...

USA 1958 - NASA formed

USA 1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960
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News 1960 - October 20 - 1st fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI - 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

USA 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis

USA 1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens resources/ state-history-timeline/ washington.html - April 21, 1962

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
On Friday, November 22, 1963, a shockwave ran through the whole nation, followed by grief. President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.

For...

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

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USA 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964
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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 -

USA 1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968
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Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a...Read MORE...

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

World History 1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon
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USA 1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day
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USA 1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio

May 4, 1970

USA 1972 - Watergate

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

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USA Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974
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USA 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate

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

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 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 -

World History 1981 - First reported case of AIDS

World History 1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn

USA Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984
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World History 1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists
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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.

World History 1989 - December 3 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over - December 3, 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
"At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s...Read MORE...

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

USA 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing

USA 1997 - NASA spacecraft Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars

USA 2001 - Invasion of Afghanistan Operation "Enduring Freedom"

World History 2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

September 11, 2001

USA 2005 - Hurricane Katrina

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.

Richard is buried at: Moulton Cemetery Randolph Orange County Vermont, USA
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