Walter Sawyer (1928 - 1997)

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Walter Sawyer
1928 - 1997
updated February 06, 2019
Walter Sawyer was born on January 17, 1928. He died on December 15, 1997 at 69 years old. We know that Walter Sawyer had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.


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Walter Sawyer died on December 15, 1997 at 69 years old. He was born on January 17, 1928. We are unaware of information about Walter's surviving family. We know that Walter Sawyer had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
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In 1928, in the year that Walter Sawyer was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1931, by the time he was merely 3 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1970, Walter was 42 years old when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1980, when he was 52 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1997, in the year of Walter Sawyer's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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Alabama, United States
Walter F Sawyer
Born: around 1926
Georgia, United States
Walter J Sawyer
Born: around 1908
New York, United States
Walter F Sawyer
Born: around 1921
California, United States
Walter Jr Sawyer
Born: around 1906
Louisiana, United States
Walter C Sawyer
Born: around 1925
Minnesota, United States
Walter B Sawyer
Born: around 1920
West Virginia, United States
Walter L Sawyer
Born: around 1922
Alabama, United States
Walter A Sawyer
Born: around 1924
Alabama, United States
Walter R Sawyer
Born: around 1921
North Carolina, United States
Walter C Sawyer
Born: around 1915
Tennessee, United States
Walter v Sawyer
Born: around 1908
Tennessee, United States
Walter A Sawyer
Born: around 1920
Florida, United States
Walter D Sawyer
Born: around 1920
Alabama, United States
Walter E Sawyer
Born: around 1923
United States

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Feb 20, 1925 - April 1972
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Dec 24, 1921 - Dec 14, 1996
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Jul 14, 1924 - Jul 24, 2010
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Margaret Sawyer
Jan 19, 1897 - December 1983
Portsmouth, Virginia
Helen Sawyer
Mar 1, 1899 - September 1986
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Cecil T Sawyer
Jul 5, 1909 - Jan 7, 1992
Virginia Beach, VA
Herman M Sawyer
Jan 1, 1927 - May 6, 2001
Richmond, VA
Mary Sawyer
Apr 8, 1925 - October 1987
Victor H Sawyer
Jun 14, 1922 - Jun 13, 1996
Chilhowie, VA
Clyde Sawyer
Aug 6, 1918 - January 1979
Lenoir, North Carolina
Thomas E Sawyer
Jan 10, 1926 - Jul 19, 2006
Louisville, KY
Leo Sawyer
Jul 24, 1908 - November 1978
Scranton, North Carolina
Cecil Sawyer
Jan 31, 1921 - June 1985
South Mills, North Carolina
Daisy Sawyer
Aug 13, 1894 - December 1977
Hockessin, Delaware
Mary Sawyer
Apr 7, 1898 - February 1984
Chesapeake, Virginia
Dorothy S Sawyer
Sep 29, 1928 - Sep 30, 1995
Carrsville, VA
Carlie Sawyer
Oct 11, 1890 - October 1971
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Fletcher L Sawyer
Apr 13, 1930 - Dec 12, 2009
Chesapeake, VA
Charles Sawyer
Dec 25, 1927 - October 1982
Chesapeake, Virginia
William A Sawyer
Aug 19, 1929 - Apr 3, 1978
Philadelphia, PA

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Virginia Beach, VA
Shirley B Wilson
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Eugene M Hooker Iii
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Mary Boush
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