Benedict M Trettel (1947 - 1998)

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Benedict M Trettel
1947 - 1998
updated February 06, 2019
Benedict M Trettel was born on July 1, 1947. He died on February 2, 1998 at age 50.


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Benedict M Trettel passed away on February 2, 1998 at 50 years old. He was born on July 1, 1947. We have no information about Benedict's family or relationships.
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In 1947, in the year that Benedict M Trettel was born, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1955, he was merely 8 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1968, he was 21 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1977, at the age of 30 years old, Benedict was alive when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1998, in the year of Benedict M Trettel's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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Herman Thomas Trettel
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Catherine P Trettel
Jul 4, 1922 - Apr 30, 2000
Saint Paul, MN
Alphonse Trettel
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Francisca Trettel
Mar 8, 1891 - April 1983
Cloquet, Minnesota
Mary Trettel
Feb 6, 1893 - August 1987
Little Falls, Minnesota
Alma Trettel
May 8, 1923 - Mar 7, 2007
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Lawrence Trettel
Feb 14, 1903 - February 1983
Phoenix, Arizona
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Mar 18, 1892 - October 1981
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Randall T. Trettel
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Victoria A. (Vandyke) Trettel
Born: around 1953
Jeremy R. Trettel
Born: around 1985
Courtney I. (Bonnell) Trettel
Born: around 1990
Randall T. Trettel
Born: around 1958
Victoria A. (Van) Trettel
Born: around 1954

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