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Merline Y Reid (1944 - 2002)

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Merline Y Reid
1944 - 2002
Born
November 27, 1944
Death
June 7, 2002
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Merline Y Reid was born on November 27, 1944, and died at age 57 years old on June 7, 2002. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Merline Y Reid.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 6261235

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Merline Reid passed away at age 57 years old on June 7, 2002. Merline Y Reid was born on November 27, 1944. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Merline Y Reid.

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Merline Y Reid lived 13 years shorter than the average Reid family member when they died at the age of 57.
The average age of a Reid family member is 70.
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In 1944, in the year that Merline Y Reid was born, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1958, Merline was merely 14 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1965, at the age of 21 years old, Merline was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1983, when this person was 39 years old, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1998, when this person was 54 years old, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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