Avis Jg Dickens (1928 - 2008)

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Burial / Funeral

Riverside National Cemetery
Section BC Row C Site 373,
22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, Ca

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Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PFC

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1928 - In the year that Avis Jg Dickens was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1941 - By the time she was only 13 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

1945 - Avis was 17 years old when on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

1965 - Avis was 37 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

1987 - When she was 59 years old, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Avis Jg Dickens died on June 11, 2008 at age 80. No cause of death has been listed. She was buried in Riverside National Cemetery Section BC Row C Site 373, Riverside, Ca. She was born on February 9, 1928. We are unaware of information about Avis's family or relationships. We know that Avis Jg Dickens had been residing in Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California.

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