Remembering Those Lost at Washington Navy Yard

Our thoughts go out to the Navy families and personnel who have lost loved ones at the Washington Navy Yard today. The Irish have long had a rich heritage with the Navy. The situation is still unfolding, but if you are close to or interested in the Navy, below are some articles we have researched and curated over the years, while you await more details. 

"There are gallant hearts whose glory Columbia loves to name
Whose deeds shall live in story and everlasting fame."
  -- 19th century Irish-American poet William Collins, referring to the crew of the fledgling U.S. Navy's Alliance, skippered by Wexford-born John Barry



John Paul Jones and The Irish Marines

Are Remains in Famed Warship Irish? US Navy Seeks Sailors' Descendants

John Barry, legendary Irish hero in the Continental Navy

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Comment by Bit Devine on September 16, 2013 at 2:24pm

Such tragedy.... and the uncertainy that is being faced at the moment... Sending out strength and healing to those who run towards the danger...for those who faced their worst fear and nightmare and survived... for those injured and in the care of hospitals

For those who paid the ultimate price...Slan abhaile, kind souls... The Angels are weeping ...along with all of us... Rest easy...well you've earned it

Comment by Gerry Regan on September 18, 2013 at 8:37am

My condolences to the entire Navy family for the deaths resulting from Monday's murders at the Navy Yard. My Dad, left, also Gerald Regan, served in the Navy in World War 2, rising to Chief Petty Officer, and I think it fair to say he always cherished the connection. 

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