All Blog Posts Tagged 'Heroism' (3)

WWII Hero Edwin O’Hara: The Honor, But Not the Medal

(Edwin O'Hara, loading the 4 inch gun on the SS Stephen Hopkins. By W.M. Wilson, on display at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.)

For them there are no big parades, 

No heroes' welcome gay,

No uniforms, and no applause 

To cheer them on…


Added by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2018 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Young Irish Immigrant Awaits Recognition for His Heroism in Vietnam

Patrick Gallagher was born in Derrintogher, County Mayo, Ireland on February 2, 1944. At the age of 18, Patrick immigrated to the United States for the promise of a new life, one filled with opportunity. He quickly started on the immigrant dream: studying law while working in real estate, even getting involved in local politics…


Added by Neil F. Cosgrove on May 28, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Pals to the End: Every Dog Has His Day

Six weeks later, Stubby, the canine hero of the 102nd, was healed. The little scamp of a dog who had fought to survive on the streets of New Haven was was not easy to kill. He was sent back to the ranks, though the hospital staff and patients, who had been enjoying Stubby’s perky and therapeutic presence there, probably…


Added by Joe Gannon on September 25, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

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