Gertrude Lorraine Dehne (1924 - 2008)

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Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 9E Site 179,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Lynden, Whatcom County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: GMTC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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Lorraine

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1924 - In the year that Gertrude Lorraine Dehne was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

1928 - At the age of only 4 years old, Gertrude was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1947 - At the age of 23 years old, Gertrude was alive when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

1992 - Gertrude was 68 years old when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

1996 - By the time she was 72 years old, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Gertrude Lorraine Dehne passed away on July 10, 2008 at age 84. No cause of death has been listed for Gertrude. She was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 9E Site 179, Kent, Wa. She was born on June 29, 1924. There is no information about Gertrude's surviving family. We know that Gertrude Lorraine Dehne had been residing in Lynden, Whatcom County, Washington.

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