Sherrill Gordon White (1912 - 1993)



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Florida National Cemetery
Section 501 Site 702,
6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, Fl


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Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

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

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1912 - In the year that Sherrill Gordon White was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

1913 - She was only 1 year old when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

1960 - When she was 48 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1968 - She was 56 years old when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

1993 - In the year of Sherrill Gordon White'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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Sherrill Gordon White passed away on April 30, 1993 at 80 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Sherrill. She was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 501 Site 702, Bushnell, Fl. She was born on July 27, 1912. There is no information about Sherrill's family or relationships. We know that Sherrill Gordon White had been residing in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.


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