Gordon R Steele (1920 - 1980)

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Willamette National Cemetery
Section N Site 3304-B,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: T5
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1920 - In the year that Gordon R Steele was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

1921 - At the age of merely 1 year old, Gordon was alive when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

1961 - At the age of 41 years old, Gordon was alive when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

1976 - By the time he was 56 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

1980 - In the year of Gordon R Steele'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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Gordon R Steele died on October 23, 1980 at age 60. No cause of death has been listed for Gordon. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section N Site 3304-B, Portland, Or. He was born on May 7, 1920. We have no information about Gordon's family or relationships.

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