Gerald Logsdon

(1913 - 1980)

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Gerald Logsdon
1913 - 1980
Born
August 18, 1913
Death
January 1980
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Grass Valley, Nevada County, California 95945
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Gerald Logsdon was born on August 18, 1913. He died in January 1980 at 66 years of age. We know that Gerald Logsdon had been residing in Grass Valley, Nevada County, California 95945.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Gerald Logsdon died in January 1980 at 66 years of age. He was born on August 18, 1913. We have no information about Gerald's surviving family. We know that Gerald Logsdon had been residing in Grass Valley, Nevada County, California 95945.

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In 1913, in the year that Gerald Logsdon was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1937, Gerald was 24 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1956, at the age of 43 years old, Gerald was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1968, Gerald was 55 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.

In 1980, in the year of Gerald Logsdon's passing, 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.

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