Zanella L Fuqua (1920 - 2000)



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Ft. Bliss National Cemetery
Section D Site 1264,
P.o. Box 6342 - 5200 Fred Wilson Avenue, El Paso, Tx


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Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: CM/SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1920 - In the year that Zanella L Fuqua was born, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

1933 - Zanella was only 13 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

1945 - At the age of 25 years old, Zanella was alive when on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

1966 - By the time this person was 46 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

1994 - This person was 74 years old when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Zanella L Fuqua passed away on December 10, 2000 at 80 years old. There is no listed cause of death. Zanella was buried in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery Section D Site 1264, El Paso, Tx. Zanella was born on April 16, 1920. We have no information about Zanella's surviving family. We know that Zanella L Fuqua had been residing in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas.


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