James Joseph Reetz (1921 - 2008)

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Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 9 Site 430,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Seattle, King County, Washington

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

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Joseph

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1921 - In the year that James Joseph Reetz 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.

1922 - He was just 1 year old when on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

1925 - He was just 4 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1938 - When he was 17 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."

1980 - He was 59 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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James Joseph Reetz passed away on April 23, 2008 at 87 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for James. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 9 Site 430, Kent, Wa. He was born on January 18, 1921. We have no information about James's surviving family. We know that James Joseph Reetz had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

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