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    Family to Get U.S. Medals of Irish Soldier Killed in WWI

    A U.S.-based organization that returns lost Purple Heart medals and other military decorations is presenting a Purple Heart to relatives of an Irish soldier killed in France while fighting for America during World War I.

     
       Zachariah Fike, founder of Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited, says the medal will be presented to relatives of Pvt. Michael Walsh during a ceremony Friday at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, Ireland.
     
       Walsh was born in County Mayo in 1888. He emigrated to America in 1911 and worked as a freight handler in Manhattan. Walsh was serving in the Army's 29th Division when he was killed in action on Oct. 24, 1918.
     
       Walsh was eligible for a posthumous Purple Heart and other medals. Fike helped arrange for the medals to be presented to Walsh's family in Ireland.

    A U.S. based organization that returns lost Purple Heart medals and other military decorations is presenting a Purple Heart to relatives of an Irish soldier killed in France while fighting for America during World War I.

    Zachariah Fike, founder of Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited, says the medal will be presented to relatives of Pvt. Michael Walsh during a ceremony Friday at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, Ireland.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Walsh was born in County Mayo in 1888. He emigrated to America in 1911 and worked as a freight handler in Manhattan. Walsh was serving in the Army's 29th Division when he was killed in action on Oct. 24, 1918.

    Walsh was eligible for a posthumous Purple Heart and other medals. Fike helped arrange for the medals to be presented to Walsh's family in Ireland.

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