Ralph E Hitch (1923 - 2008)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section S Row E Site 69,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Last Known Residence

Renton, King County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Army Air Forces
Rank attained: S/SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1923 - In the year that Ralph E Hitch was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

1927 - At the age of just 4 years old, Ralph was alive when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

1928 - Ralph was merely 5 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1979 - He was 56 years old when 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.

1983 - By the time he was 60 years old, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Ralph E Hitch passed away on May 22, 2008 at 84 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Ralph. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section S Row E Site 69, Kent, Wa. He was born on September 22, 1923. We are unaware of information about Ralph's family or relationships. We know that Ralph E Hitch had been residing in Renton, King County, Washington.

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