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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Think an MMG was awarded as a result of that incident?
    Not this action.
    You are probably thinking of another engagement a few years later at a different checkpoint in which an Irish soldier was killed in action, and another soldier was awarded an MMG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Not this action.
    You are probably thinking of another engagement a few years later at a different checkpoint in which an Irish soldier was killed in action, and another soldier was awarded an MMG.
    One I was thinking of was an Irish UNIFIL soldier on a GPMG post was wounded in an engagement. The recipient of the MMG crawled the guts of a 100 yds under heavy fire to render first aid. Guy was serving in 29 Inf Bn at the time...
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    In total 6 MMGs (out of 8 total) have been awarded for actions related to UNIFIL, 4 of those where for bravery during the Battle of At-Tiri and one for Commandant Lynch in 1982.

    The last one was for Private Coventry who's citation is as follows:

    "For displaying exceptional bravery and compassion of a higher order, while serving with the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon, when during a serious confrontation with armed elements at Checkpoint 6-10 Al Jurn, on the 29th of September 1992, he, with little regard for his own safety, voluntarily and without hesitation, left his position of relative safety and moved, exposing himself to hostile fire, to a position that was under effective fire, to render assistance to a wounded comrade."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Think an MMG was awarded as a result of that incident?
    I've been quite enjoying these actually. I hope they continue on with them as I've nearly listened to all of them now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    One I was thinking of was an Irish UNIFIL soldier on a GPMG post was wounded in an engagement. The recipient of the MMG crawled the guts of a 100 yds under heavy fire to render first aid. Guy was serving in 29 Inf Bn at the time...
    That's the same action I mentioned above, its a different engagement from the one in the podcast. In the later where the MMG was awarded an Irish soldier was killed in action commanding a SISU.

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    I finally got a chance to listen to that podcast yesterday. Very good!
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
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    Irish peacekeepers not among 90 Lebanon Covid-19 cases

    https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2020/0...s-coronavirus/

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