Henry Theodore Rupp (1921 - 2002)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 8 Site 429,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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

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Theodore

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1921 - In the year that Henry Theodore Rupp was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

1937 - He was 16 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1944 - When he was 23 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

1958 - By the time he was 37 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1995 - At the age of 74 years old, Henry was alive when on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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Henry Theodore Rupp passed away on October 15, 2002 at 80 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 8 Site 429, Kent, Wa. He was born on December 6, 1921. We have no information about Henry's immediate family. We know that Henry Theodore Rupp had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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