Grace Maxine Christin Karn (1928 - 2007)

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Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
Section 38 Site 398,
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Tx

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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

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Branch of service: Us Navy, Us Air Force
Rank attained: EN2, SSGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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Maxine Christin

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1928 - In the year that Grace Maxine Christin Karn was born, 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.

1944 - At the age of 16 years old, Grace 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.

1957 - At the age of 29 years old, Grace was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1968 - Grace was 40 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.

1969 - Grace was 41 years old when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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Grace Maxine Christin Karn passed away on June 4, 2007 at 79 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 38 Site 398, San Antonio, Tx. She was born on February 17, 1928. We are unaware of information about Grace's family.

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