Brigadier General Surgeon Bernard J.D. Irwin MOH Passed Away 1917

#OnThisDay 1917 Brigadier General Surgeon Bernard J.D. Irwin died. Irwin, whose nickname was ‘The Fighting Doctor’ from Roscommon, was awarded the first Medal of Honor (chronologically)for his actions in riding 100miles to rescue a US Army unit, that was besieged by Cochise’s Apache in Arizona in 1861.

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