Dorothy Ann Higbee (1921 - 2010)

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Burial / Funeral

Riverside National Cemetery
Section 4 Site 1452,
22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, Ca

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Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: CWO4
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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1921 - In the year that Dorothy Ann Higbee was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

1935 - She was only 14 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1968 - Dorothy was 47 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.

1985 - Dorothy was 64 years old when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

1988 - At the age of 67 years old, Dorothy was alive when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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Dorothy Ann Higbee died on March 6, 2010 at age 88. There is no listed cause of death. She was buried in Riverside National Cemetery Section 4 Site 1452, Riverside, Ca. She was born on March 25, 1921. We have no information about Dorothy's family. We know that Dorothy Ann Higbee had been residing in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.

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