Excitement to Serve Overseas
Interviewed for MAOHP - 30/08/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_0044_C
James went to Lebanon in the summer of 1984 [with 11th Irish Component in UNIFIL Headquarters]. The interviewer asks him if casualties the Irish had incurred by that time affected his decision to go. James states that everyone was still so excited and it was something new. On reflection he describes himself, and the Irish generally at the time, as being a little bit innocent.