Helen S O'Brien (1914 - 2002)

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Helen S O'Brien
1914 - 2002
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September 16, 1914
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March 2, 2002
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Helen S O'Brien was born on September 16, 1914. She died on March 2, 2002 at age 87.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Branch of service: Us Army Air Forces
Rank attained: SSGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Helen S O'Brien passed away on March 2, 2002 at 87 years old. She was buried in Bath National Cemetery Section H-H Site 19A, Bath, New York. She was born on September 16, 1914. We are unaware of information about Helen's family or relationships.

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In 1914, in the year that Helen S O'Brien was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1927, at the age of merely 13 years old, Helen was alive when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1958, by the time she was 44 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1968, when she was 54 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1989, by the time she was 75 years old, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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