Duane N Smith (1929 - 2008)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 9 Site 611,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Federal Way, King County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: S SGT
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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1929 - In the year that Duane N Smith was born, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

1951 - By the time he was 22 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

1953 - Duane was 24 years old when 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.

1960 - When he was 31 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1999 - Duane was 70 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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Duane N Smith died on December 10, 2008 at 78 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Duane. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 9 Site 611, Kent, Wa. He was born on December 14, 1929. There is no information about Duane's immediate family. We know that Duane N Smith had been residing in Federal Way, King County, Washington.

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