Cleona Delia Herrington (1919 - 1986)



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Willamette National Cemetery
Section COL-1 Row W Site 307,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or


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Dallas, Polk County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Navy, Us Air Force
Rank attained: WT1, S SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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1919 - In the year that Cleona Delia Herrington was born, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

1937 - This person was 18 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1977 - This person was 58 years old 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.

1981 - By the time this person was 62 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

1986 - In the year of Cleona Delia Herrington's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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Cleona Delia Herrington died on March 18, 1986 at 67 years of age. There is no known cause of death. Cleona was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section COL-1 Row W Site 307, Portland, Or. Cleona was born on January 16, 1919. We have no information about Cleona's family or relationships. We know that Cleona Delia Herrington had been residing in Dallas, Polk County, Oregon.


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