Gerald L Dechane (1921 - 2011)

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Gerald L Dechane
1921 - 2011
updated February 06, 2019
Gerald L Dechane was born on December 5, 1921. He died on August 25, 2011 at age 89. We know that Gerald L Dechane had been residing in Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan 48413.


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Gerald L Dechane died on August 25, 2011 at age 89. He was born on December 5, 1921. There is no information about Gerald's family or relationships. We know that Gerald L Dechane had been residing in Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan 48413.
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In 1921, in the year that Gerald L Dechane 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 1944, at the age of 23 years old, Gerald was alive when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1958, he was 37 years old when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1974, Gerald was 53 years old when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1980, by the time he was 59 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Other Dechanes

Michael D Dechane
Dec 19, 1944 - Aug 30, 2004
Harold Dechane
Oct 6, 1901 - Aug 31, 1991
Willard Dechane
Jul 28, 1915 - August 1986
Jennie Dechane
Oct 21, 1893 - October 1979
Bad Axe, Michigan
Katherine D Dechane
Nov 30, 1937 - Aug 10, 2000
Bad Axe, MI
Richard F Dechane
Dec 18, 1958 - Jun 12, 1999
Richard F. Dechane
Born: around 1959
Barbara J. (Domkowski) Dechane
Born: around 1959
Steven L. Dechane
Born: around 1962
Christina E. (Dellorso) Dechane
Born: around 1970
Richard J DeChane
Born: around 1928
Massachusetts, United States
Arthur J DeChane
Born: around 1928
Massachusetts, United States
Thomas Michael DeChane
Born: around 1923
Massachusetts, United States

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