Doris Laverne Peterson (1926 - 2011)

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Washington State Veterans Cemetery
Section B Row A Site 84,
21702 W Espanola Rd, Medical Lake, Wa

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Spokane, Spokane County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Navy, Us Army
Rank attained: CEC, CPL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Laverne

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1926 - In the year that Doris Laverne Peterson was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1931 - Doris was only 5 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1968 - At the age of 42 years old, Doris was alive 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.

1971 - When she was 45 years old, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

1998 - By the time she was 72 years old, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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Doris Laverne Peterson passed away on April 24, 2011 at age 85. There is no listed cause of death. She was buried in Washington State Veterans Cemetery Section B Row A Site 84, Medical Lake, Wa. She was born on January 15, 1926. There is no information about Doris's family or relationships. We know that Doris Laverne Peterson had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

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