Gayle B Orndoff (1922 - 1997)

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Gayle B Orndoff
1922 - 1997
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March 21, 1922
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May 27, 1997
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Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania 15370
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Gayle B Orndoff was born on March 21, 1922. She died on May 27, 1997 at 75 years of age. We know that Gayle B Orndoff had been residing in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania 15370.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Gayle B Orndoff died on May 27, 1997 at age 75. She was born on March 21, 1922. We have no information about Gayle's family. We know that Gayle B Orndoff had been residing in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania 15370.

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In 1922, in the year that Gayle B Orndoff was born, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1960, she was 38 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1979, by the time she was 57 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1980, when she was 58 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1997, in the year of Gayle B Orndoff's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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