Interviewed for MAOHP - 15/12/2017
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_010_C
In this clip, Company Sergeant Joe Mallon, a native of Ballysax in County Kildare speaks about his tour to the Lebanon with the 51st Infantry Battalion – May 1982 – Oct 1982. He discusses 'Operation Rubicon', which he states happened during this time. He recalls an incident when an Israeli officer attempted to take over his unit and outlines how he managed the situation. This seems to refer to the second major invasion of the Lebanon by Israel, which occurred in 1982 but was called by the Israelis as 'Operation Peace for Galilee'.