Roger Winfield Poe Jr (1920 - 2006)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section Q Site 1056,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Randle, Lewis County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: MSG
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Winfield

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Jr

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1920 - In the year that Roger Winfield Poe Jr was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

1941 - When he was 21 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1943 - At the age of 23 years old, Roger was alive when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

1956 - Roger was 36 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

1999 - When he was 79 years old, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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Roger Winfield Poe Jr died on June 24, 2006 at 85 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Roger. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section Q Site 1056, Portland, Or. He was born on September 18, 1920. We have no information about Roger's surviving family. We know that Roger Winfield Poe Jr had been residing in Randle, Lewis County, Washington.

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