May 2016 Blog Posts (26)

The "Fighting 69th" in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM III (2004-2005)

(Compiled for TWG by Lt. Col. Geoffrey J. Slack, ARNG in 2006)

Introduction: On May 15th, 2004 the 1st Battalion of the 69th Infantry Regiment, New York Army National…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 6, 2016 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

May 27, 1970: Arrests Lead to 'Arms Trial,' 40 Years of War in Ulster

On May 27, 1970, another Fianna Fail leader and Cork man (Jack Lynch) put his party ahead of the people when he had arrested John Kelly; Neil Blaney, TD; Capt James Kelly; and C. J. Haughey, TD; and charged them…


Added by philip kelly on May 6, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

An Irish Republican Mother

This is my late mother, Margaret McGuinness Kelly, who was an assistant to James Connolly. Her great friend Winnie Carney was her…


Added by philip kelly on May 6, 2016 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

'98 Rising Marked Pinnacle for Antrim Native Honored in New York

By Charlie Laverty

Just a few minutes drive from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., lies the modest village of Salisbury Mills. But its remembrance of the deeds of its men at war is far from modest: At the junction of two roads that course through the village stands a handsome…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Mary Brady: Angel of the Battlefield

There are perhaps no participants in war who see more of the agony and despair that it brings to humanity than the doctors and nurses who tend to its physically and mentally broken combatants. During the American Civil War, many women with no medical background took up the usually thankless and horrific job of tending to these…


Added by Joe Gannon on May 3, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 1 - May 7

LUAIN -- On May 2, 1870, Father Francis Duffy, World War I chaplain of the 69th New York, was born in Cobourg, Ontario. Francis moved to New York at age 22 to teach at St. Francis Xavier College but quit to enter the seminary. Father Duffy became well known around the town as an…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 1, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

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