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Elsie C Helms (1921 - 2006)

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Elsie C Helms
1921 - 2006
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November 22, 1921
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April 21, 2006
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Hammond, Tangipahoa County, Louisiana 70401
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Elsie C Helms was born on November 22, 1921. She died on April 21, 2006 at 84 years of age. We know that Elsie C Helms had been residing in Hammond, Tangipahoa County, Louisiana 70401.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Elsie C Helms passed away on April 21, 2006 at 84 years of age. She was born on November 22, 1921. We have no information about Elsie's family. We know that Elsie C Helms had been residing in Hammond, Tangipahoa County, Louisiana 70401.
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In 1921, in the year that Elsie C Helms was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1952, she was 31 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1960, at the age of 39 years old, Elsie was alive when 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.

In 1973, when she was 52 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.

In 1992, at the age of 71 years old, Elsie was alive when on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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