Wallace L Atkinson Jr (1916 - 1977)

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Wallace L Atkinson
1916 - 1977
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March 7, 1916
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February 27, 1977
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98102
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Wallace L Atkinson Jr was born on March 7, 1916. He died on February 27, 1977 at age 60. We know that Wallace L Atkinson Jr had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98102.
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Willamette National Cemetery Section T Site 5 11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, in Portland, Oregon 97086
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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: CAPT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Wallace L Atkinson Jr passed away on February 27, 1977 at 60 years of age. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section T Site 5, Portland, Oregon. He was born on March 7, 1916. We have no information about Wallace's family. We know that Wallace L Atkinson Jr had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98102.

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In 1916, in the year that Wallace L Atkinson Jr was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1921, when he was merely 5 years old, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1951, at the age of 35 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.

In 1966, at the age of 50 years old, Wallace was alive when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1977, in the year of Wallace L Atkinson Jr's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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