Harry Mervin Shaffer Sr (1917 - 1994)

Harry Mervin Shaffer
1917 - 1994
updated February 06, 2019
Harry Mervin Shaffer Sr was born on October 2, 1917. He died on July 25, 1994 at age 76.

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SFC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Harry Mervin Shaffer Sr died on July 25, 1994 at 76 years of age. He was buried in Baltimore National Cemetery Section I Site 12831C, Baltimore, Maryland. He was born on October 2, 1917. There is no information about Harry's surviving family.
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In 1917, in the year that Harry Mervin Shaffer Sr was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1934, Harry was 17 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1941, at the age of 24 years old, Harry was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1961, at the age of 44 years old, Harry was alive when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1994, in the year of Harry Mervin Shaffer Sr's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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