Helen L O'Brien (1925 - 2008)

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Helen L O'Brien
1925 - 2008
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February 3, 1925
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November 28, 2008
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Helen L O'Brien was born on February 3, 1925. She died on November 28, 2008 at 83 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Massachusetts National Cemetery Section 45 Site 2355 Off Connery Avenue, in Bourne, Massachusetts 02532
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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: AMM3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Helen L O'Brien passed away on November 28, 2008 at 83 years old. She was buried in Massachusetts National Cemetery Section 45 Site 2355, Bourne, Massachusetts. She was born on February 3, 1925. We are unaware of information about Helen's family or relationships.

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In 1925, in the year that Helen L O'Brien was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1947, at the age of 22 years old, Helen was alive 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.

In 1960, at the age of 35 years old, Helen was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1973, by the time she was 48 years old, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1991, she was 66 years old when on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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