Opha May Johnson-US Marine

Today marks the 100th anniversary of real girl power. Om August 13th 1918,Opha May Johnson became the first Female US Marine. World War I was drawing to an end when the Marine Corps decided to fill some of the gaps left behind by all the men fighting overseas. In 1918, Johnson was the first ofContinue reading “Opha May Johnson-US Marine”

Hill 65-Irish Vietnam Hero;Patrick Gallagher.

I don’t often listen to RTE Radio 1 documentaries,because they are usually about subjects I have no interest in. But today in the car stuck in traffic I listened to a documentary and it broke my heart. Among the 58,000 names inscribed on the Vietnam war memorial wall in Washington DC is that of corporalContinue reading “Hill 65-Irish Vietnam Hero;Patrick Gallagher.”