Donna Ruth Modrell (1920 - 1994)

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Burial / Funeral

Sitka National Cemetery
Section 4 Row 6 Site 143,
803 Sawmill Creek Road, Sitka, Ak

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Sitka, Sitka County, Alaska

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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Ruth

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1920 - In the year that Donna Ruth Modrell was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

1921 - She was just 1 year old when on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

1968 - She was 48 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

1973 - When she was 53 years old, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

1994 - In the year of Donna Ruth Modrell's passing, 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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Donna Ruth Modrell passed away on October 1, 1994 at age 74. No cause of death has been entered for Donna. She was buried in Sitka National Cemetery Section 4 Row 6 Site 143, Sitka, Ak. She was born on August 29, 1920. We are unaware of information about Donna's surviving family.

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