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Interviewed for MAOHP - 09/10/2017
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_0047_D
Noel speaks about an incident early in his trip where he was photographed on patrol by a journalist for the Irish Independent. The photograph appeared on the front page of the Irish Independent before his first letter to his parents arrived home. He speaks about writing letters home and states that as a young carefree eighteen year old he didn't think to write home that often. He tells a story of his mother speaking to a neighbour in Dublin who was married to a sergeant serving in the same battalion. The sergeant then met Noel and told him to write home to his mother.