Victor Vernon (1918 - 1945)

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Ralph Charles Vernon

Ralph Charles Vernon

Joseph Whiteford Vernon

Joseph Whiteford Vernon

Daniel Vernon

Daniel Vernon

Nick Atop French Alps

Nick Atop French Alps

Nick Vernon with Nicole Caire and Family

Nick Vernon with Nicole Caire and Family

My Natural Father

My Natural Father

Two African American young men

Two African American young men

Miss June Vernon

Miss June Vernon

 Josie (Batchelor) Vernon, United Kingdom 1941

Josie (Batchelor) Vernon, United Kingdom 1941

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1918 - In the year that Victor Vernon was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

1937 - He was 19 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.

1940 - Victor was 22 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

1944 - When he was 26 years old, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

1945 - In the year of Victor Vernon's passing, on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

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Victor Vernon passed away in May 1945 at 26 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Victor. He was born on December 12, 1918. We are unaware of information about Victor's family or relationships.

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