Verner Leonard West (1921 - 1985)

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Willamette National Cemetery
Section W Site 1379,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Sheridan, Yamhill County, Oregon

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

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Leonard

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1921 - In the year that Verner Leonard West was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

1937 - He was 16 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1943 - He was 22 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

1959 - At the age of 38 years old, Verner was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1985 - In the year of Verner Leonard West's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Verner Leonard West passed away on March 9, 1985 at age 63. No cause of death has been entered for Verner. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section W Site 1379, Portland, Or. He was born on April 11, 1921. There is no information about Verner's family or relationships. We know that Verner Leonard West had been residing in Sheridan, Yamhill County, Oregon.

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