David Dennis Prescott

17 Oct 1931 - 28 Jan 2011


David Dennis Prescott

17 Oct 1931 - 28 Jan 2011
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David Dennis Prescott (As written by his mother, Ellen Tippets Prescott) Education: attended schools at Montpelier, Dingle, & Ten Davis at Parma, ID, Adrien OR and Pocatello and Nampa, ID Airplane & Engine school in Biloxi, MS, Wichita Falls KS, also Wichita Falls, TX. Was airplane & engine instruct
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David Dennis Prescott


Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States


May 28, 2011


May 26, 2011

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Contributor: PKristineHurd Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

David Dennis Prescott (As written by his mother, Ellen Tippets Prescott) Education: attended schools at Montpelier, Dingle, & Ten Davis at Parma, ID, Adrien OR and Pocatello and Nampa, ID Airplane & Engine school in Biloxi, MS, Wichita Falls KS, also Wichita Falls, TX. Was airplane & engine instructor at Wichita Falls & Amarillo, TX. In 1946 worked as a Bell boy at the Whitman Hotel before then worked a shoe shime boy and sold newspapers. In 1947, went to Salt Lake City, UT and worked as usher in Utah Theatre, then as a busboy at hotel Utah. He next joined the Navy Reserve but was not called to active duty. His father transferred to Nampa on the rail road and left David, age 15, to fix up an old car and move the family from Pocatello to Nampa a distance of 300 miles. David also worked on the rail road in Pocatello, until they checked up on his age and found he was too young to work. December 2, 1948 David joined the Air Force and went immediately to Sheppard, Wichita Falls, TX for boot training. Then on to Keesler AFB, MS to airplane & engine school graduated October 29, 1949. February 20, 1950, was instructor in (A&E) instruments branch at Sheppard, AFB, TX. August 11, 1955, drove by car to Las Vegas, NV. June 22, 1957, David completed a mobile training school on F-100A jet fighter planes at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV. A report to his squadron Commander said Sgt. Prescott was the only man in the school to receive a 100% average all through the school. David Dennis Prescott, Tsgt USAF, transferred to Columbus MS, March 14, 1959 from Fort Worth, TX, after one year. July 18, 1961 Dennis, Alice & their four children came home to Nampa for the first time in 7 years, he has been stationed at Goose Bay, Labrador, Las Vegas, NV, Texas and Columbus, MS., where he worked as Master Crew Chief, (second to none) on jet airplanes. Three quarters of the population in MS are Negroes. They drove a 1959 Pontiac, makes down into a full size bed behind the drivers seat. They stay 4 days, Leslie came home in time to spend one day visiting then they all went to Pocatello, and Utah to visit their brothers & sisters. We all attended the Snake River Rodeo Friday night 21st. David will report again for duty about 7th of August at Columbus. Made PFC March 4, 1949 at Sheppard AFB, TX Made Corporal December 1950 Technician, A&E school Biloxi, MS November 1952 made Staff Sergeant at Sheppard AFB, TX Advanced to Master Sergeant June 1, 1962 at Sheppard AFB, TX

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David Dennis Prescott was born on 17 Oct 1931
David Dennis Prescott was 13 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
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David Dennis Prescott was 26 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
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David Dennis Prescott was 38 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
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David Dennis Prescott was 46 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
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David Dennis Prescott was 57 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
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David Dennis Prescott was 68 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
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David Dennis Prescott was 71 years old when Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War. The invasion phase began on 20 March 2003 and lasted just over one month, including 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq. This early stage of the war formally ended on 1 May 2003 when U.S. President George W. Bush declared the "end of major combat operations", after which the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was established as the first of several successive transitional governments leading up to the first Iraqi parliamentary election in January 2005. U.S. military forces later remained in Iraq until the withdrawal in 2011.
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David Dennis Prescott died on 28 Jan 2011 at the age of 79
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