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    In Memorium. 1980 Lebanon.

    Dear Forum Members,

    28 Years Ago this weekend saw the start of the Battle of At Tiri.

    In the battle one Irish soldier, + Private S. Griffen +,

    and 1 Fijian soldier + Private S. Sonanavaluwere +

    to loose their lives.

    Shortly after this an Irish re-supply convoy to the Irish positions in the "Enclave" was

    hijacked, the Irish troops disarmed and made captive,

    two of the Irish being subsequently murdered in Cold-Blood:

    Privates: +Tom Barrett and Derek Smallhorne. +

    May they Rest In Peace.

    Comrades Gone To Their Eternal Reward And Not Forgotten.

    (ex-member "C" Company, 46th IRISHBATT, UNIFIL.
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    Well quoted and remembered, CS.

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    May they Rest in Peace..

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    May they rest in peace!!..
    "There is nothing braver then the heart of a volunteer" Lt. Col. Dolittle, USAC, 1941.

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    May they rest in peace and be forever remember for the sacrifice they made.
    Last edited by hptmurphy; 7th April 2011 at 22:38. Reason: changing the spelling mistake boomer missed out on changing first time!

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    Good to see those lads arnt forgotten.

    R.I.P.

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    May they Rest In Peace

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    Served with Stephen Griffin , great soldier and boxer and a true gentleman.
    Rest in Peace.

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    Commander in Chief hptmurphy's Avatar
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    Touch of irony this came about.

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    Worthy of respect. Well done, CS.
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    R.i.p.

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    Well remembered - ar dheis de go raibh siad.

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    + Rest In Peace + Comrades

    Another year has gone by

    but, they are not forgotten by Family or Friend

    neither by those who served with them at home and abroad

    or by those who have come to know of them afterward.

    + Rest In Peace + Comrades

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    Just thought that I'd note that John O'Mahoney made his first trip back to the Leb since he was shot and left for dead. He laid a wreath at the memorial.
    Very emotional moment which didn't get a single mention in the Irish press as far as I can see. Bit of a disgrace that, imho. Important piece of Irish military history ignored.

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    Seems like so long ago, yet the wound is still raw.

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