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    I am sad at the loss of a special friend and one of the finest soldiers I have ever known. Sergeant Derek Mooney ARW killed in a vehicle accident with UNMIL. The Defence Forces has lost a good and honest man.

    R.I.P. Derek

    (Derek in training with G.I.G.N. Paris France)

    (Derek also in Paris)

    The Green Berets

    Fighting soldiers from the sky
    Fearless men who jump and die
    Men who mean just what they say
    The brave men of the Green Beret

    Silver wings upon their chest
    These are men, Ireland’s best
    One hundred men will test today
    But only three win the Green Beret

    Trained to live off natures land
    Trained in combat, hand-to-hand
    Men who fight by night and day
    Courage peak from the Green Berets

    Silver wings upon their chest
    These are men, Ireland's best
    One hundred men will test today
    But only three win the Green Beret

    Back at home a young wife waits
    Her Green Beret has met his fate
    He has died for those oppressed
    Leaving her his last request

    “Put silver wings on my son’s chest
    Make him one of Ireland's best
    He’ll be a man they'll test one day
    Have him win the Green Beret”

    Silver wings upon their chest
    These are men, Ireland's best
    One hundred men will test today
    But only three win the Green Beret.

    By Barry Sadler
    This is an old ballad from the Vietnam days, but has being heard sung in it's modifed version at ARW functions by ex-members.
    Last edited by Fianóglach; 5 December 2003, 00:44.
    Glaine ár gcroí
    Neart ár ngéag
    Agus beart de réir ár mbriathar

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    Book of Condolence. Sgt Derek Mooney

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    Last edited by Joshua; 28 November 2003, 12:30.
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    • #3
      What a grevious loss, may he rest in peace.


      • #4
        RIP, god bless
        "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke


        • #5
          May he rest in peace


          • #6
            Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar a anam uasail.


            • #7
              What can I give,
              O soldier, leal and brave,
              Long as I live,
              To pay the life you gave?

              What tithe or part
              Can I return to thee,
              O stricken heart,
              That thou shouldst break for me?

              The wind of Death
              For you has slain life's flowers,
              It withereth
              (God grant) all weeds in ours.

              Abstracted from 'The Debt Unpayable' by F.W. Bourdillon
              The Debt Unpayable

              One last salute from FMJ-God rest your soul


              • #8
                May he Rest in Peace
                I don't believe in love - just friendship + sex


                • #9
                  My deepest condolences to the family of the dead ranger. May he rest in peace.
                  Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

                  "Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory" Proverbs 11-14


                  • #10
                    Dear Lord, teach me to be generous to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to labour and seek for no reward, save that of knowing that I do your holy will.

                    R I P

                    Brothers in arms.


                    • #11
                      Go n-éirí an bothair leis.
                      Say NO to violence against Women

                      Originally posted by hedgehog
                      My favourite moment was when the
                      Originally posted by hedgehog
                      red headed old dear got a smack on her ginger head


                      • #12
                        85 basaithe
                        imithe sa gcré
                        go ndeanfaidh dia grasta
                        ar a nanamach go leir


                        • #13
                          May he Rest in Peace


                          • #14
                            You're even dumber than I tell people

                            You might have been infected but you never were a bore


                            • #15
                              Níor chuaidh fear an eidursgán as
                              - the peacemaker never lost

                              First ranger to die overseas, may his life not be lost in vain!

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