Mary G Bendtsen (1921 - 2005)

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Tahoma National Cemetery
Section S Row C Site 58,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Seattle, King County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: TEC 5
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1921 - In the year that Mary G Bendtsen was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

1940 - By the time she was 19 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

1945 - Mary was 24 years old when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

1976 - She was 55 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

1995 - When she was 74 years old, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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Mary G Bendtsen passed away on July 29, 2005 at age 83. There is no listed cause of death for Mary. She was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section S Row C Site 58, Kent, Wa. She was born on December 18, 1921. There is no information about Mary's family. We know that Mary G Bendtsen had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

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