Thelma C Ylitalo (1913 - 1983)

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Willamette National Cemetery
Section O Site 495,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: TEC5
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1913 - In the year that Thelma C Ylitalo was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

1942 - Thelma was 29 years old when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

1953 - At the age of 40 years old, Thelma was alive when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

1958 - By the time she was 45 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1983 - In the year of Thelma C Ylitalo's passing, 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.

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Thelma C Ylitalo passed away on September 14, 1983 at 70 years old. No cause of death has been entered. She was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section O Site 495, Portland, Or. She was born on May 3, 1913. We have no information about Thelma's surviving family.

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