PART 1 IN A TWO-PART SERIES
By Lt. Col. Kenneth H. Powers, NYARNG (Ret.)…Continue
The Minstrel boy to the war is gone,
in the ranks of death you will find him.
His father's sword he hath girded on,
and his wild harp slung behind him.
It would be hard to find a life that more perfectly illustrates the grit,…Continue
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By Brian C. Pohanka
Now I like Garryowen,
When I hear it at home,…
More About the Heroes of the Easter RisingContinue
By a stroke of good fortune, I became involved in an Irish/Irish American book writing project that is dear to my heart.
(Left: "Brothers of Ireland" by Don Troiani depicts the 69th New York and 9th…Continue
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By Joseph E. Gannon
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was not your typical senior-citizen. At age 100, already well-established as one of the greatest labor leaders in American history, she was still giving…Continue
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By Joe Gannon…Continue
By Joseph Gannon
Many men become known as heroes for their bravery in battle, for their willingness to face death in an effort to kill the enemy and obtain an objective, or for helping win the war for their…Continue
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Five of the 28 Irish-born GIs who perished in the Korean War were born in County Kerry, including Marine Pfc. John Patrick White (left). Four were born in Cork, Roscommon and Limerick.…Continue
Ah! Why, Patrick Sarsfield, did we let your ship sail
Away to the French Flanders from the green Innisfail.
For far from your country you lie cold and low:
Ah? Why Patrick Sarsfield, ah, why did you go.
We prayed, Patrick Sarsfield, to see you…Continue
This article on the 69th New York at the 1st Battle of Bull Run is drawn from the book…Continue
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by Joseph E. Gannon
(Left: The final, tragic, moments of Patrick Cleburne, as painted by artist Don Troiani.)…Continue
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United States Marines have traveled several hundred miles overland, freed American prisoners of war, helped capture a Muslim city, and are now planning a regime change. That sounds like a possible present-day headline, but in this case the date was April 27, 1805, and the exploit was one of the…Continue
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PART 1 IN A FOUR-PART SERIES
69th New York veteran Vic Olney, the volunteer manager of the 69th armory's Officers Club, observed the battalion's soldiers last week as they returned from duty in and…Continue
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