Dorothy A Wirkkala (1929 - 1991)

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Willamette National Cemetery
Section V Site 4012,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: COX
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1929 - In the year that Dorothy A Wirkkala was born, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

1959 - Dorothy was 30 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1975 - When she was 46 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

1984 - Dorothy was 55 years old when due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

1991 - In the year of Dorothy A Wirkkala's passing, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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Dorothy A Wirkkala passed away on November 6, 1991 at 62 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section V Site 4012, Portland, Or. She was born on October 2, 1929. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's family or relationships.

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