Kenneth Raymond Finnell (1924 - 1988)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section V Site 2638,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: AD3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Raymond

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1924 - In the year that Kenneth Raymond Finnell was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1932 - He was merely 8 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1971 - At the age of 47 years old, Kenneth was alive when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

1972 - When he was 48 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

1988 - In the year of Kenneth Raymond Finnell's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Kenneth Raymond Finnell passed away on October 23, 1988 at 64 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Kenneth. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section V Site 2638, Portland, Or. He was born on July 8, 1924. We are unaware of information about Kenneth's family or relationships. We know that Kenneth Raymond Finnell had been residing in Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon.

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