Donald C Melius (1915 - 1998)

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Donald C Melius
1915 - 1998
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July 3, 1915
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February 1, 1998
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La Mesa, San Diego County, California 91941
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Donald C Melius was born on July 3, 1915. He died on February 1, 1998 at 82 years of age. We know that Donald C Melius had been residing in La Mesa, San Diego County, California 91941.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Donald C Melius passed away on February 1, 1998 at 82 years old. He was born on July 3, 1915. We are unaware of information about Donald's family. We know that Donald C Melius had been residing in La Mesa, San Diego County, California 91941.

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In 1915, in the year that Donald C Melius was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1944, at the age of 29 years old, Donald was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1950, by the time he was 35 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1980, he was 65 years old when 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.

In 1998, in the year of Donald C Melius's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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