Ralph Edward Harmala (1923 - 2001)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 25 Site 1012,
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: PFC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Edward

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1923 - In the year that Ralph Edward Harmala was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

1941 - Ralph was 18 years old when 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.

1949 - At the age of 26 years old, Ralph was alive when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1984 - At the age of 61 years old, Ralph was alive when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1998 - Ralph was 75 years old when 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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Ralph Edward Harmala passed away on June 14, 2001 at 78 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Ralph. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 25 Site 1012, Kent, Wa. He was born on May 20, 1923. There is no information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph Edward Harmala had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

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