#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.
I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now.
I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in.
Hope you enjoy.
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