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Marion Patch (1955 - 1980)

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Marion Patch
1955 - 1980
Born
March 4, 1955
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April 1980
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Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois 60302
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Marion Patch was born on March 4, 1955. She died in April 1980 at 25 years of age. We know that Marion Patch had been residing in Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois 60302.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Marion Patch passed away in April 1980 at 25 years old. She was born on March 4, 1955. We have no information about Marion's immediate family. We know that Marion Patch had been residing in Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois 60302.
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In 1955, in the year that Marion Patch was born, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1961, she was only 6 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1963, Marion was just 8 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1973, at the age of 18 years old, Marion was alive when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1980, in the year of Marion Patch's passing, 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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