Helen Doris Weddle (1914 - 2010)

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Ft. Snelling National Cemetery
Section 15 Site 2519,
7601 34th Avenue, South, Minneapolis, Mn

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Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota

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

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Doris

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1914 - In the year that Helen Doris Weddle was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

1966 - When she was 52 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

1975 - When she was 61 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

1987 - At the age of 73 years old, Helen was alive when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

1989 - At the age of 75 years old, Helen was alive when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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Helen Doris Weddle passed away on September 27, 2010 at age 95. There is no known cause of death for Helen. She was buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section 15 Site 2519, Minneapolis, Mn. She was born on November 15, 1914. We are unaware of information about Helen's immediate family. We know that Helen Doris Weddle had been residing in Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

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