Cpl Alphonsus ‘Foncy’ O’Connell KIA North Korea 1951

#OnThisDay 1951 Cpl Alphonsus ‘Foncy’ O’Connell from Limerick, was killed in action in North Korea. Serving with 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, US Army, he was clearing mines left by the retreating Chinese Army when the truck he was in detonated one. He was 24

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