Wallace Elsworth Difford (1914 - 2010)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 26 Site 275,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Last Known Residence

Olympia, Thurston County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: LT COL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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Elsworth

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Jr

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1914 - In the year that Wallace Elsworth Difford was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

1932 - When he was 18 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1951 - At the age of 37 years old, Wallace was alive when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

1968 - At the age of 54 years old, Wallace was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

1999 - Wallace was 85 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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Wallace Elsworth Difford passed away on April 13, 2010 at 95 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Wallace. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 26 Site 275, Kent, Wa. He was born on October 5, 1914. There is no information about Wallace's family. We know that Wallace Elsworth Difford had been residing in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington.

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