‘Is this it?’
Interviewed for MAOHP - 07/02/2017
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_017_A
Commandant Michael Walsh is a native of Galway who joined the Defence Forces in 1976 and retired in 2012 with the rank of Commandant. In this clip, Commandant Walsh recalls an incident in the Lebanon when on 29th June 1985 he and some of his colleagues came under fire at a checkpoint. Michael recalls his fear during this incident and reveals powerfully that he believed he was going to die. Poignantly, he notes that this was also the date of his son's first birthday.