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Posted by Irish Veterans on 13 May 2015
On behalf of Irish Veterans, we would like to express our shock and deep sorrow at the untimely death of our good friend Derek Davis. Derek was a man of immense character, intelligence, and generosity. We are indebted to him for the help he gave us. The world is a colder place without his charm, his wit and his kindness. We salute him, and we will not forget him. Slán Abhaile ... More

Posted by Irish Veterans on 17 December 2014
The sights Mick Coyne saw in Vietnam will never leave him—a soldier killed just feet in front of him whose legs stayed standing though the top half of his body had been vaporized; the officer blown to smithereens by a mine, leaving only the heel of a boot intact. Coyne, a native of County Galway, won five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. He is one of a select band: Irish citizens who served in U.S. forces during the Vietnam War. Now he has lent his support to a project aimed at memorial ... More

Posted by Irish Veterans on 17 December 2014
Michael Patrick "Murph" Murphy (May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. He was also the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. His other posthumous awards include the Silver Star Medal (which was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor) and the Purple Heart. Michael Murphy was born and raised in ... More

Posted by Irish Veterans on 17 December 2014
George Nagle, from Tipperary was one of four Irishmen that we know of who served as an Australian trooper, and who, when he was killed, was destined to be buried in the nearest military cemetery, as was the protocol of the time. His family however, insisted his body be returned to Ireland, and they were forced to raise the money to repatriate him. Some 30 years later, the Australian Ambassador in Ireland, himself a Veteran, apologised to the family for Australia’s behaviour. And by way ... More

Posted by Irish Veterans on 17 December 2014
Born Tralee, Co Kerry The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) John I. O'Sullivan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with 174th Aviation company, 14th Aviation Battalion, Americal D ... More

Posted by Irish Veterans on 17 December 2014
[http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/emmet-dalton-a-revolutionary-with-a-second-act-1.2017481] Biographer traces career of man who founded the Irish film industry from the Somme to Ardmore Studios via Beal na mBlath As a boy in Dublin in the late 1950s, I saw a magical sight one Sunday – a film being made on the docks near the Custom House. I joined the excited crowd of onlookers, and watched in fascination as Hollywood legend James Cagney ran along the dock as part of a scene for ... More

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