Alfred Sverre Opdahl (1915 - 2007)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section COL-4 Row 246 Site D,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: 1ST SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Sverre

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1915 - In the year that Alfred Sverre Opdahl was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

1961 - Alfred was 46 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

1976 - Alfred was 61 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1977 - By the time he was 62 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

1984 - At the age of 69 years old, Alfred was alive when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Alfred Sverre Opdahl died on September 7, 2007 at 92 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section COL-4 Row 246 Site D, Portland, Or. He was born on March 2, 1915. There is no information about Alfred's family. We know that Alfred Sverre Opdahl had been residing in Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon.

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