Viola Myrle Olson (1917 - 2006)

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Leavenworth National Cemetery
Section 49 Row 9 Site 42,
150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, Ks

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: TEC 3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Myrle

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1917 - In the year that Viola Myrle Olson was born, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

1928 - At the age of just 11 years old, Viola was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1959 - Viola was 42 years old 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.

1963 - At the age of 46 years old, Viola was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1964 - She was 47 years old when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

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Viola Myrle Olson died on January 24, 2006 at 88 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Viola. She was buried in Leavenworth National Cemetery Section 49 Row 9 Site 42, Leavenworth, Ks. She was born on July 12, 1917. We have no information about Viola's immediate family.

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