Sam Devarn (1919 - 1993)

Sam Devarn
1919 - 1993
updated February 06, 2019
Sam Devarn was born on December 25, 1919. He died on March 13, 1993 at 73 years old. We know that Sam Devarn had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33161.

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33161
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Florida National Cemetery Section 501 Site 564, 6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., in Bushnell, Florida 33513
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Branch of service: Us Army
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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Sam Devarn passed away on March 13, 1993 at 73 years of age. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 501 Site 564, Bushnell, Florida. He was born on December 25, 1919. There is no information about Sam's family. We know that Sam Devarn had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33161.
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In 1919, in the year that Sam Devarn was born, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1941, Sam was 22 years old when 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.

In 1954, by the time he was 35 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1983, at the age of 64 years old, Sam was alive when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

In 1993, in the year of Sam Devarn's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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