Helen L O'Brien (1921 - 2007)

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Helen L O'Brien
1921 - 2007
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October 7, 1921
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August 15, 2007
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Helen L O'Brien was born on October 7, 1921. She died on August 15, 2007 at age 85.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section SS Site 759 2900 Sheridan Road, in St. Louis, Missouri 63125
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: TEC 3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Helen L O'Brien died on August 15, 2007 at age 85. She was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section SS Site 759, St. Louis, Missouri. She was born on October 7, 1921. There is no information about Helen's family or relationships.

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In 1921, in the year that Helen L O'Brien was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1934, by the time she was only 13 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1956, she was 35 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1974, by the time she was 53 years old, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1996, she was 75 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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