Joseph Otto Frey (1927 - 2010)

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Joseph Otto Frey
1927 - 2010
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January 28, 1927
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September 12, 2010
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Joseph Otto Frey was born on January 28, 1927. He died on September 12, 2010 at 83 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section 1-IIA Site 2107 2900 Sheridan Road, in St. Louis, Missouri 63125
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Branch of service: Us Navy
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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Joseph Otto Frey passed away on September 12, 2010 at age 83. He was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section 1-IIA Site 2107, St. Louis, Missouri. He was born on January 28, 1927. There is no information about Joseph's family.

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In 1927, in the year that Joseph Otto Frey was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1942, Joseph was merely 15 years old when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1972, when he was 45 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1980, he was 53 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1992, by the time he was 65 years old, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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