Wilbur F Palmer (1918 - 1990)

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Willamette National Cemetery
Section V Site 4137,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Branch of service: Us Army Air Forces
Rank attained: CAPT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1918 - In the year that Wilbur F Palmer was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

1955 - He was 37 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

1969 - By the time he was 51 years old, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

1983 - At the age of 65 years old, Wilbur was alive when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

1990 - In the year of Wilbur F Palmer's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Wilbur F Palmer died on August 9, 1990 at 72 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section V Site 4137, Portland, Or. He was born on June 3, 1918. We have no information about Wilbur's surviving family.

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