My father's uncle, Sgt. Lawrence Condon, died of shrapnel wounds in France two months before the Armistice ending World War I, "The War to End All Wars." His division, the U.S. Army's 27th, was known as "O'Ryan's Roughnecks." He was third generation American. One of his grandfathers was an Irwin, reputedly from Ballyjamesduff, in County Cavan, while his father, John Henry Condon, was a warehouse manager, who moved his family from Manhattan's gritty Upper West Side to the new homes carved from the farm fields of Morrisania, in the South Bronx. Read more about this remarkable, colorful and beloved Irish American soldier, and, today, the traditional day for Memorial Day share with us stories of your family's own Irish American heroes in our Forum.