Bernard J.D. Irwin MOH Born in Roscommon 1830

#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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