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Jack Thomas Perna (1920 - 1983)

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Jack Thomas Perna
1920 - 1983
Born
September 5, 1920
Death
April 27, 1983
Last Known Residence
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33409
Summary
Jack Thomas Perna of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida was born on September 5, 1920, and died at age 62 years old on April 27, 1983. Jack Perna was buried at Long Island National Cemetery Section 2K Site 555 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale, New York.
Updated: November 18, 2015
Biography ID: 10079093

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Long Island National Cemetery Section 2K Site 555 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale, New York 11735
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Jack Perna passed away at age 62 years old on April 27, 1983, and was buried at Long Island National Cemetery Section 2K Site 555 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale, New York. Jack Thomas Perna of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida was born on September 5, 1920.

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Jack Thomas Perna lived 12 years shorter than the average Perna family member when he died at the age of 62.
The average age of a Perna family member is 74.
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1920 - 1983 World Events

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In 1920, in the year that Jack Thomas Perna was born, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1938, when he was 18 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1945, when he was 25 years old, on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

In 1968, when he was 48 years old, 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.

In 1983, in the year of Jack Thomas Perna's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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