#OnThisDay 1830 Dr. Bernard J.D. Irwin, the first Medal of Honor recipient(chronologically by action)was born in Roscommon. Awarded for his actions as assistant surgeon on 13 Feb 1861 during the Apache Wars, but he didnt receive it until he retired in Jan 1894.
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Hi, 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. View all posts by theirishatwar