Bruce Walter Berg (1929 - 2010)

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Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 26 Site 809,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Bothell, Snohomish County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PFC
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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Walter

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Ragna Marie Nielsen-Berg

Ragna Marie Nielsen-Berg

Gerda Josefine (Westerlund) Howells

Gerda Josefine (Westerlund) Howells

Hansine Engeline Andrea Berg

Hansine Engeline Andrea Berg

Crystal L. (Whitton) Berg

Crystal L. (Whitton) Berg

Georgianna Bouley & Daughters, Minnesota

Georgianna Bouley & Daughters, Minnesota

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1929 - In the year that Bruce Walter Berg was born, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

1938 - When he was just 9 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1967 - When he was 38 years old, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

1968 - When he was 39 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

1977 - At the age of 48 years old, Bruce was alive when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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Bruce Walter Berg died on February 3, 2010 at age 80. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 26 Site 809, Kent, Wa. He was born on November 16, 1929. There is no information about Bruce's immediate family. We know that Bruce Walter Berg had been residing in Bothell, Snohomish County, Washington.

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