Tom Feely Military Career
Interviewed for MAOHP - 24/06/2018
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In this piece of audio taken from an interview on 24th June 2016, you will hear retired Colonel Peter Feely, a veteran of the Congo and one of three Platoon Commanders at the Battle of the Tunnel (December 1961). Colonel Feely was one of 14 men from 'A' Company of 36th Battalion, who received a DSM (Distinguished Service Medal). In this clip, Colonel Feely outlines his family background and states that his father Tom Feely was a native of Fermanagh, who had been a member of the IRA and had fought in the Irish War of Independence. He outlines his father's military background and lists the various places he was posted around Ireland. Speaks about his father's knowledge but states that he rarely spoke about his own past and background.