Desmond Thomas Doss (1919 - 2006)

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Birth

in Lynchburg, Virginia United States

Death

on in Piedmont, Alabama United States

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Desmond.

Burial / Funeral

Chattanooga National CemeterySection P Site 6399-A, in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Last Known Residence

Piedmont, Calhoun County, Alabama

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Family

Father: William Doss
Mother: Bertha E. (Oliver) Doss

Wife: Dorothy (Schutte) Doss
Children with Dorothy: Desmond Thomas Doss Jr.

Wife: Frances (Duman) Doss

Education

1 Year Of High School

Professions

Skilled Pattern And Model Makers, Except Paper

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Military Service

Military serial#: 33158036
Enlisted: April 1, 1942 in Cp Lee Virginia
Military branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, Usa
Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)
Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law

Middle name

Thomas

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Ethnicity

White, Citizen

Nationality

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Religion

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Gender

Male

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1919 - In the year that Desmond Thomas Doss was born, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

1940 - When he was 21 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

1983 - At the age of 64 years old, Desmond was alive when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

1993 - He was 74 years old when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

1994 - He was 75 years old when on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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Desmond Thomas Doss, father to 1 child, passed away on March 23, 2006 in Piedmont, Alabama at 87 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Desmond. He was buried in Chattanooga National CemeterySection P Site 6399-A, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born on February 7, 1919 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was born to William Doss and Bertha E. (Oliver) Doss, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. Desmond married Dorothy Schutte. and they gave birth to Desmond Thomas Doss Jr.. He also married Frances Duman.

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