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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerry Regan Jun 15, 2013. 1 Reply

I posted an excerpt on my blog from Rory O'Donnell and the Kennedys - Irish American Series Volume 5 - where you can follow how we talked our way into the Vietnam disaster.  Am I the only one…Continue

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Black with a Tinge of Green

As February’s Black History Month fades into memory and March’s Irish History Month begins its ascendancy, there’s a brief moment where the black takes on a tinge of green.Few realize that these two ethnic groups, African-Americans and Irish-Americans, who together make up one-quarter of the U.S. population, have a historical connection that dates back to the Boston Massacre. During which, Cyprus Attucks, a free Black, and Patrick Carr, an Irish immigrant, both lost their lives. These ethnic groups also met historically, during the Civil War. At this point in our tale, we could venture off in great detail about the heroics of the Irish Brigade under the fervent prayers of Notre Dame’s Father William Corby at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Or bring up Patrick O’Rorke and the 140th New York Infantry regiment for saving the Union right on Gettysburg’s Little Round…See More
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Add Kennedy To 'The Wall'

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A new addition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- one cannot simultanously serve two masters. Mine is finishing my effort to bring Sherlock across the pond, …

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Recovering and Refocusing, and a Change in Format

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Recovering from a stroke provides a fellow time to consider his future. I plan to make 2 changes as my 83rd BD rapidly approaches. …



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Vietnam – “A Prayer for Pierre”

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Excerpt - Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862

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