Today is Memorial Day, when America honours its war dead. At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., a tricoloured wreath will be laid, and Irish flags placed, in memory of the seventeen Irish soldiers known to have died with US forces in Vietnam.
“In this business,” said Michael George, “there is a chance for us to make fame for ourselves.” “To hell with fame,” replied his brother Edward Thomas, “let us make money out of it!” Thus, if family legend can be believed, began one of South America’s most profitable and prominent publishing enterprises.
Inhabitants of the Caribbean Island of Montserrat Claim Irish Blood
One. That was the official count of Irish-born casualties when Vickie Curtin, coordinator of the Washington, D.C. branch of the Coalition of Irish Immigrant Centers, set out to lay a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But surely, among the more than 58,000 names etched in the black granite panels of The Wall—as the Memorial is popularly known--1st Lieutenant John Cecil Driver of Dublin could not be the sole Irishman?
Just how Francis Magnel came to be numbered among
’s earliest settlers is still something of a mystery. Virginia
Irish Fighting Irish
In foreign armies, Irish soldiers often found fellow-Irishmen in their gun sights.
The Irish in Mexico: An Annotated Bibliography
Comments on Patrick's O'Sullivan's discussion of an Anthology of the Irish Language Literature of America
From the beginning, the venture in Virginia had close associations with Ireland, where England was concurrently engaged in the Plantation of Ulster.
The customs, folklore, religious practices and sports that bind the two islands
Korean War memorial mass for Irish fallen
Letter to Editor clarifying the citizenship status and burial places of Irish-born casualties
Among the sailors, soldiers and servants in Raleigh’s expeditions were five documented Irishmen, and several others whose surnames suggest Irish origins.
St. Augustine, Florida
Two Irishmen in the service of
reached this remote outpost on Spain ’s Atlantic coast during the final decade of the 16th Century. Florida
St. Patrick's Day in Vienna, 1766
Irish Officers in Habsburg Service Celebrate March 17th
Irish Officers in the service of Simon Bolivar celebrate
Irish who Joined the Mexicans during the War of 1848
Irish Accomplishments in Engineering, Medicine and Journalism
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