Fist Fight in Lebanon
Interviewed for MAOHP - 07/02/2017
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Commandant Walsh recalls a fist fight between him and other Irish soldiers with Hezbollah fighters in the Lebanon with the 57th Infantry Battalion – May 1985 – October 1985. He explains that the Hezbollah members who were trying to take an old man out of the village they were based in, on the allegation the man was a spy. He also outlines the importance of the policy of non-escalation.