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John L Woodbury (1904 - 1999)

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John L Woodbury
1904 - 1999
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November 7, 1904
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September 16, 1999
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Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City County, Virginia 23451
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John L Woodbury was born on November 7, 1904. He died on September 16, 1999 at age 94. We know that John L Woodbury had been residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City County, Virginia 23451.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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John L Woodbury passed away on September 16, 1999 at age 94. He was born on November 7, 1904. We are unaware of information about John's immediate family. We know that John L Woodbury had been residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City County, Virginia 23451.
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In 1904, in the year that John L Woodbury was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1922, by the time he was 18 years old, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1944, he was 40 years old when 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.

In 1955, he was 51 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1965, John was 61 years old when 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.

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