Donald E Smith (born 1924)

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Donald E Smith
1924 - ? (edit)
updated February 06, 2019
Donald E Smith was born around 1924. We know that Donald E Smith had been residing in Latah County, Idaho United States.

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Donald E Smith Biography

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Donald E Smith

First name

Donald

Middle name

E

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Gender

Male

Birth

Donald Smith was born

Obituary

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Ethnicity & Lineage

White, Citizen

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

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Last Known Residence

Latah County, Idaho United States

Education

4 Years Of High School

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Military Service

Military serial#: 39463829
Enlisted: March 17, 1943 in Spokane Washington
Military branch: No Branch Assignment
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

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Donald E Smith was born around 1924. We have no information about Donald's immediate family. We know that Donald E Smith had been residing in Latah County, Idaho United States.
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1924 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Donald E Smith was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1933, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1945, on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

In 1953, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1989, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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around 1912 - Apr 29, 1945

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Leedice S Smith
Born: around 1924
Idaho, United States
Leedice S Smith
Born: around 1923
Idaho, United States
Arlon A Smith
Born: around 1924
Idaho, United States
Ray E Smith
Born: around 1924
Washington, United States
Melvin E Smith
Born: around 1919
Washington, United States
Revel v Smith
Born: around 1924
Washington, United States
Floyd G Smith
Born: around 1924
Washington, United States
Ralph Smith
Born: around 1916
Washington, United States
Joseph A Smith
Born: around 1922
Alabama, United States
Robert E Smith
Born: around 1923
Washington, United States
Warren H Smith
Born: around 1925
Washington, United States
William F Smith
Born: around 1910
Washington, United States
Floyd K Smith
Born: around 1924
Idaho, United States
Alan K Smith
Born: around 1924
Idaho, United States
Warren K Smith
Born: around 1921
Washington, United States
Howard W Smith
Born: around 1924
Washington, Limited Service, United States
Clyde L Smith
Born: around 1918
Washington, Limited Service, United States
James E Smith
Born: around 1923
Washington, United States
Lloyd F Smith
Born: around 1910
Washington, United States
Johnnie B Smith
Born: around 1924
Washington, United States

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Born: around 1923
California, United States
Lyndall A Crawford
Born: around 1910
Idaho, United States
Paul E Laughlin
Born: around 1923
Idaho, United States
William R Nicol
Born: around 1922
Washington, United States
Richard J Parker
Born: around 1924
Oregon, United States
John W Anderson
Born: around 1925
Idaho, United States
Alvin G Harding
Born: around 1922
Washington, United States
Warren H Webb
Born: around 1921
Washington, United States
Dale Y Anderson
Born: around 1925
Oregon, United States
George M Hadden
Born: around 1925
Idaho, United States
Efwin J Rooney
Born: around 1924
Washington, United States
Emerson G Tweedy
Born: around 1923
Idaho, United States
Clarence C Brace
Born: around 1923
Oregon, United States
Floyd A Cuthbert
Born: around 1922
Oregon, United States
Clarence J Pfiffner
Born: around 1924
Idaho, United States
Richard L Bramley
Born: around 1924
Oregon, United States
John W Omta
Born: around 1924
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Ivan E Peterson
Born: around 1922
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Mark A Hilton
Born: around 1925
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Richard D Williams
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