Willis Eugene Wylie (1925 - 1999)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 5 Site 581,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: PHM3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Eugene

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1925 - In the year that Willis Eugene Wylie was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1928 - By the time he was just 3 years old, 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.

1947 - Willis was 22 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

1979 - Willis was 54 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

1999 - In the year of Willis Eugene Wylie's passing, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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Willis Eugene Wylie passed away on March 6, 1999 at 73 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 5 Site 581, Kent, Wa. He was born on June 11, 1925. There is no information about Willis's family. We know that Willis Eugene Wylie had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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