Pte Patrick Lavin from Leitrim, KIA in Korean War 1953

#OnThisDay 1953 Patrick Lavin from Arigna, Leitrim a Chief Medical Aidman with the US 7th Inf Div was killed in action while trying to rescue a wounded comrade & exposed to heavy enemy fire on “Pork Chop” Hill in North Korea. He left Ireland at 18, lived with his uncle in the Bronx, finished high school and was drafted at 18 & died at 21. A ceasefire ending the fighting was called over two weeks later.

Pte Patrick Lavin

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