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Pictured is Mike Fay, son of Bob Fay.

Currently on active duty with the USAF.

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—–Original Message—–
From: Bill Halpin <sisconsulting@comcast.net>
To: ‘Andy Link’ <ramslii@comcast.net>; ‘Arthur Corbett ‘ <artraddad@aol.com>; ‘Bill Howard’ <psd89@cox.net>; ‘Bill McCarthy ‘ <bill@wjmassociates.com>; ‘Chris Bannon’ <cbannondc@gmail.com>; ‘Daniel Sullivan’ <dan_irene@verizon.net>; ‘Jay McCarthy ‘ <Vigor2@aol.com>; Michael Bauer <abbeyrugby@gmail.com>; ‘Mike Torrey’ <Mike.torrey@verizon.net>; ‘Patrick Golden’ <psgolden@cox.net>; ‘Rick Ring ‘ <5golden@comcast.net>; ‘Shiel Conor’ <CatholicConor@aol.com>; ‘Tim McDonnell’ <tmc1918@verizon.net>; ‘Tim Riley’ <btuking1@cox.net>; ‘Tom Connors’ <irish450@hotmail.com>
Cc: Gene Bransfield <dlagene@comcast.net>; J. J. Kelly <Irishknight1@verizon.net>
Sent: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 9:38 am
Subject: June 2016 Veterans Report

Division Presidents,

Please distribute the attached June Veterans Report within your divisions. In it you’ll find news of the U.S Army Birthday and the departure of 2014 Hibernian of the Year Bill Baker. There are also some disturbing, yet current issues. As LTG Jerry Boykin, USA (ret.) states: “military leaders today lack moral courage. How can we expect to win wars with a military … gripped by such political correctness?”

IVNVMP Update: Attached is the current Irish Viet Nam Veterans Memorial to be dedicated in Ennis, County Clare on November 11, 2016. Construction is being completed by Irish sculptor Rory Breslin. Funding is still about $9,000 short of cost; however, the project proceeds.

In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Bill Halpin
Chairman, Veterans Affairs
Virginia Ancient Order of Hibernians
540.972.5903
202.213.5625

 

—–Original Message—–
From: Bill Halpin <sisconsulting@comcast.net>
Cc: J. J. Kelly <Irishknight1@verizon.net>
Sent: Wed, Jun 10, 2015 3:27 pm
Subject: June 2015 Veterans Report

Worthy Division Presidents,

Request that you forward this note, with attachment, to the veterans in your respective divisions.

Here is an update on the Irish Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Project: The Project continues to be in need of AOH support. The project was started by Matthew Carroll, a Viet Nam veteran, in 2011. He coordinated with Ennis (County Clare) leaders to have a memorial to the Irish nationals (29 men and one woman) killed in action or as a result of service with U.S. Forces in Viet Nam. The city of Ennis selected design with an estimated cost of about €250K. The project found that raising money is not easy. To complicate matters, in fall 2014 Matthew became ill and the project seemed to stagnate. John Dullahan, an Irish-born Viet Nam veteran, recently stepped up to assist in fund raising. Both Matthew and John travelled to Ireland in March 2015 to meet with Ennis Mayor John Flynn and a town council representative. They agreed €250K was a bridge too far and that a scaled down memorial at a cost of about €100K would be more achievable. The Town council plans to release a new request for proposal using that figure. The project is on hold until the Ennis town council selects a new design.

Visit http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/patrickgallagher to sign the petition encouraging the Secretary of the Navy to name the Destroyer due out in 2017 the “Patrick Gallagher”. Corporal Gallagher, an Irish-born U.S. Marine, was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism in Viet Nam. In a subsequent action he was KIA. The Secretary of the Navy has the authority to name destroyers for Navy and Marine Corps heroes. Patrick Gallagher fills the bill and would be the second non US citizen to be so honored (other one is Winston Churchill). I think this is an important cause, and encourage you to add your signature. It’s free and takes just a few seconds of your time.

In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Bill Halpin
Chairman, Veterans Affairs
Virginia Ancient Order of Hibernians
540.972.5903
202.213.5625

 

—–Original Message—–
From: Bill Halpin <sisconsulting@comcast.net>
To: Arthur Corbett <artraddad@aol.com>; Bill Howard <psd89@cox.net>; Bob Fay <capnfay@aol.com>; Chad Costello <costellocw@yahoo.com>; Chris Bannon <cbannondc@gmail.com>; Daniel Sullivan <dan_irene@verizon.net>; Jim Courtney <Jimcourtney77@hotmail.com>; Jim O’Donnell <jimpatod@comcast.net>; John Needham <john.needham1776@gmail.com>; Joseph Kennedy <joseph@vakennedy.com>; Kevin Cassidy <unadia@cox.net>; Patrick Golden <psgolden@cox.net>; Shiel Conor <CatholicConor@aol.com>; Steven Stasiuk <NYCKID606@reagan.com>
Cc: J. J. Kelly <Irishknight1@verizon.net>
Sent: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 9:30 am
Subject: April 2015 Veterans Report

Worthy Division Presidents,

Please distribute the April 2015 VAAOH Veterans Report within your divisions as appropriate.

UPDATE: Irish Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Project (IVNVMP)

Ø A new project manager has joined the IVNVMP team — John Dullahan, an Irish-born, retired U.S Army officer and Viet Nam veteran. John volunteered to assist Matthew Carroll who is suffering from an disabling condition resulting from military service.

Ø Everyone involved is disappointed that donations are significantly short of the original $250,000 goal, necessitating a review of the project and a reconfirmation of Ennis Town Council support.

Ø John and Matthew traveled to Ireland last month (at their own expense) to discuss the financial shortfall with Mayor John Flynn of Ennis and Brian O’Neill, a town council member. As a result, the Ennis Town Council will issue a revised request for proposal for bids on a suitable memorial design at a cost of approximately $110,000.

Ø Presently donations are about $20, 000 (w/additional $25,000 pledged), still well short of the $110,000 revised goal. Donations can be made by check or money order payable to “The Irish Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Project” and send to:

The Irish Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Project
Post Office Box 90592
Alexandria, Virginia 22309

In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Bill Halpin
Chairman, Veterans Affairs
Virginia Ancient Order of Hibernians
540.972.5903
202.213.5625

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