John W Pertschi (1923 - 1996)

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John W Pertschi
1923 - 1996
November 28, 1923
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
April 20, 1996
Last Known Residence
Florence, Florence County, South Carolina 29505
John W Pertschi was born on November 28, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on April 20, 1996 at age 72. We know that John W Pertschi had been residing in Florence, Florence County, South Carolina 29505.
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John W Pertschi, a veteran of World War II, was discharged after serving 1 year, 8 months. He was discharged because his shoulder was dislocated due to a fragment of a hand grenade (injury in the line of duty). John married Evelyn L. (Grube) Pertschi (1927 - 2004) in 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsyvania.
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Florence, Florence County, South Carolina 29505
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Florence Memorial Gardens Florence Harllee Blvd, in Florence, Florence County, South Carolina 29506, United States
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The military listed John as "White, Citizen". He was Caucasian.

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John lived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania when he enlisted in the United States military on March 29th 1943, and lived in Florence South Carolina later in life.


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The military classified John's civilian occupation as "Tinsmiths, Coppersmiths, And Sheet Metal Workers".

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John W Pertschi's military serial number was 33596648. He enlisted on March 29, 1943, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and was a Private.

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John W Pertschi passed away on April 20, 1996 at age 72. he was buried in Florence Memorial Gardens, Florence, South Carolina United States. He was born on November 28, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. We have no information about John's family or relationships.
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In 1923, in the year that John W Pertschi was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1930, when he was just 7 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1941, he was 18 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1981, John was 58 years old when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1996, in the year of John W Pertschi's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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