Berdie Lucy Shotwell (1915 - 1995)

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Willamette National Cemetery
Section O Site 3302-A,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps
Rank attained: CPL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Lucy

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1915 - In the year that Berdie Lucy Shotwell was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

1944 - This person was 29 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

1960 - When this person was 45 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1971 - At the age of 56 years old, Berdie was alive when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

1995 - In the year of Berdie Lucy Shotwell's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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Berdie Lucy Shotwell died on November 8, 1995 at 80 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Berdie. Berdie was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section O Site 3302-A, Portland, Or. Berdie was born on October 31, 1915. There is no information about Berdie's immediate family. We know that Berdie Lucy Shotwell had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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