Merlene O’Brien Obituary, Death – I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but I have some concerning information to share with you this morning. Merlene O’Brien, who had lived to be 92 years old, passed away not too long ago. When she died, she was in her 92nd year. Her former husband, Harry O’Brien, was a member of Les Knight’s crew during the dams attack. During that time, she had been married to Harry. The dams raid had included Harry O’Brien as a participant at one point.
Later on, after Les had already given up his own life in order to save the lives of the rest of the crew, the enemy eventually managed to capture Les and bring him into captivity. A venture capital that was not dispersed, despite the fact that it ought to have been in compliance with the rules. Harry chose to honor Les Knight by honoring Lesley as the name of his firstborn child, who was a girl. Harry’s firstborn was a girl named Lesley. I have managed to keep in touch with one of his daughters, and we are continuing to have conversations with one another.
There are not many living women who can make the claim that they were married to an original member of the Dambusters. Those who can make this claim are not common. There are very few women who are able to make this claim, and they are few and far between. I really hope that she has caught up with him by now and conveyed to him how proud we are of what they accomplished 80 years ago. I really think that she should do that. In all honesty, I believe that she ought to go ahead and do it. At this time, the O’Brien family is at the forefront of my mind and thoughts more than any other group.