John Drinkwater (1916 - 1989)

John Drinkwater
1916 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
John Drinkwater was born on October 30, 1916. He died on August 4, 1989 at 72 years old. We know that John Drinkwater had been residing in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington 98208.

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John Drinkwater died on August 4, 1989 at 72 years of age. He was born on October 30, 1916. We have no information about John's family. We know that John Drinkwater had been residing in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington 98208.
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In 1916, in the year that John Drinkwater was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1923, at the age of merely 7 years old, John was alive when on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1965, by the time he was 49 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1977, by the time he was 61 years old, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1989, in the year of John Drinkwater's passing, 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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around 1895 - May 3, 1917
around 1921 - Unknown
around 1920 - Unknown
around 1906 - Unknown
around 1915 - Unknown
1811 - 1868
Dec 31, 1969 - Oct 16, 1965
around 1955 - Unknown
around 1955 - Unknown
Sep 25, 1892 - April 1975
Jul 2, 1896 - Dec 13, 1997

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Apr 26, 1898 - July 1976
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Sep 15, 1913 - December 1987
Dec 1, 1922 - June 1986
Nov 3, 1920 - May 3, 2004
Nov 9, 1904 - November 1965
Mar 4, 1919 - Jan 27, 1999
Sep 3, 1919 - Jul 14, 2006
Oct 14, 1901 - August 1979
Dec 29, 1925 - Jun 3, 1995
Jun 4, 1921 - Aug 10, 2003
Apr 15, 1905 - February 1985
Apr 8, 1873 - March 1964
Sep 1, 1944 - Feb 4, 2010
Oct 30, 1901 - Jul 21, 1995
Sep 15, 1905 - June 1986
Nov 23, 1927 - August 1981
Jan 10, 1915 - Jul 15, 1990
Mar 15, 1906 - June 1984
Nov 11, 1919 - Jun 11, 2003

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Feb 14, 1912 - Dec 29, 2005
Jan 9, 1916 - Mar 31, 1996
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