©8-6-2012 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
Various press sources are giving his birth date as Veterans’ Day, 1971. This is problematic, however, because 1971 was the year when the U.S. temporarily changed Veterans’ Day from November 11 to the 4th Monday in October, and kept it that way through 1975. Some states complied, but others kept November 11. The U.S. Army Center of Military History notes:
“1971-1975 The Federal observance of Veterans Day is held on the fourth Monday of October. Initially all states follow suit except Mississippi and South Dakota. Other states changed their observances back to November 11 as follows: 1972- Louisiana and Wisconsin; 1974- Kentucky, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, West Virginia; 1975- California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming.’ (The History of Veterans Day – U.S. Army Center of Military History.)
Colorado is NOT on the list above, so it is ambiguous whether he was born on Veterans’ Day or not. According to one article: Wade Michael Page Is The Suspected Wisconsin Temple Shooter“According to Texas court records, Page was born in Colorado and also used the last name Pierson.” He also gives Colorado as his birthplace in several interviews on the internet including this one: End Apathy ‘Skinhead’ Band: Wade Michael Page Hardcore Group …
I’m wondering if the claim that he was born on Veterans’ Day originates with ex-soldier Page’s own publicity for his White Supremacy Rock Band, End Apathy. In an interview he was asked where he came from, and he said Colorado.
At a press conference aired on CNN today, the Chief of Police for Oak Creek, WI John Edwards named the shooter as Wade Page and gave a date of birth in November 1971. Unfortunately, I was only half listening, having tuned in to see if they’d run film of the Mars landing. I can’t be clear whether he said November 11 or November 1, but it sounded like November 1. I’m not alone in my confusion, as various internet reports on the conference shift back and forth between the 1st and the 11th. However, a Veteran’s Day birth was confirmed in an article at CNN online:
“The man who shot six people to death and wounded three others during a rampage at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb was an Army veteran who may have been a white supremacist, authorities said Monday. Law enforcement officials sources familiar with the investigation named him as Wade Michael Page, 40. ….Page, born on Veterans Day in 1971, joined the Army in 1992 and left the service in 1998, according to Army Spokesman George Wright.” CNN, August 6, 2012 (Sources name suspect in deadly Sikh temple shooting.)
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Readers: Did anyone else hear the CNN press conference, and what date did you hear? Let us know in the comment section.