Gertrude Herb Burns (1920 - 2001)

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Florida National Cemetery
Section 311 Site 11,
6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, Fl

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Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi

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Branch of service: Us Army Air Corps
Rank attained: T3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Herb

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1920 - In the year that Gertrude Herb Burns was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

1922 - When she was only 2 years old, 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.

1929 - At the age of only 9 years old, Gertrude was alive when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

1932 - She was merely 12 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1949 - At the age of 29 years old, Gertrude was alive when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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Gertrude Herb Burns died on January 5, 2001 at 80 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 311 Site 11, Bushnell, Fl. She was born on August 12, 1920. There is no information about Gertrude's family or relationships. We know that Gertrude Herb Burns had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.

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