The latest episode of the Forgotten Irish Podcast explores Irish connections with America’s highest award for gallantry– the Medal of Honor. Since the inception of the Medal during the American Civil War, Irish and Irish American men have been prominent in it’s history. This podcast takes a journey through these Irish connections, from the American Civil War and the wars of the twentieth century through to recent conflicts in places like Afghanistan, telling the stories of a number of the recipients along the way.
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Ed O’ShaughnessyAugust 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Colonel Michael Kerwin, 13th PA Cavalry, was nominated for the MOH in 1903 by a NY Congressman. The nomination received a House of Representatives bill number, and is recorded in the minutes. I assume the bill never made it past the committee review as it was not awarded. Anyone have a contact in the Library of Congress?