Otto Carl Petersen Jr (1921 - 2001)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 25 Site 626,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Everett, Snohomish County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: LT
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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Carl

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1921 - In the year that Otto Carl Petersen Jr was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

1941 - When he was 20 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

1967 - When he was 46 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1968 - Otto was 47 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

1979 - When he was 58 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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Otto Carl Petersen Jr passed away on December 18, 2001 at age 80. No cause of death has been listed for Otto. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 25 Site 626, Kent, Wa. He was born on May 18, 1921. We are unaware of information about Otto's family. We know that Otto Carl Petersen Jr had been residing in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington.

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