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Dennis Disharoon (1947 - 1980)

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Dennis Disharoon
1947 - 1980
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August 21, 1947
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May 1980
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Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania 19320
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Dennis Disharoon was born on August 21, 1947. He died in May 1980 at 32 years old. We know that Dennis Disharoon had been residing in Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania 19320.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Dennis Disharoon died in May 1980 at age 32. He was born on August 21, 1947. We are unaware of information about Dennis' immediate family. We know that Dennis Disharoon had been residing in Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania 19320.
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In 1947, in the year that Dennis Disharoon was born, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1959, by the time he was merely 12 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1960, at the age of merely 13 years old, Dennis was alive when 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.

In 1976, at the age of 29 years old, Dennis was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1980, in the year of Dennis Disharoon's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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