Robert Lee Whitbeck (1921 - 2011)

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Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 28A Site 51,
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: S SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Lee

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1921 - In the year that Robert Lee Whitbeck was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

1932 - Robert was just 11 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1950 - When he was 29 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1955 - At the age of 34 years old, Robert was alive when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1996 - Robert was 75 years old when on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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Robert Lee Whitbeck passed away on March 29, 2011 at age 89. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 28A Site 51, Kent, Wa. He was born on June 13, 1921. There is no information about Robert's immediate family. We know that Robert Lee Whitbeck had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

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