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Linton J Arnsdorff (1917 - 2009)

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Linton J Arnsdorff
1917 - 2009
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January 20, 1917
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February 23, 2009
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Springfield, Effingham County, Georgia 31329
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Linton J Arnsdorff was born on January 20, 1917. He died on February 23, 2009 at age 92. We know that Linton J Arnsdorff had been residing in Springfield, Effingham County, Georgia 31329.
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Linton J Arnsdorff passed away on February 23, 2009 at 92 years of age. He was born on January 20, 1917. We are unaware of information about Linton's immediate family. We know that Linton J Arnsdorff had been residing in Springfield, Effingham County, Georgia 31329.
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In 1917, in the year that Linton J Arnsdorff was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1927, Linton was merely 10 years old when 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 1940, Linton was 23 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1953, when he was 36 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1980, at the age of 63 years old, Linton was alive 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.

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