Irish America looks back at the legacy of St. Patrick’s Battalion, an honor-bound group of Irishmen that championed the cause of the smaller Mexican force against the might of the American army during the Mexican- American War. “You have to understand that we Mexicans and Irish are very sentimental,” said the slight, grandmotherly figure, leaningRead more..
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Jack Donohue, the high school coach of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and for years the face of Canadian basketball, died in late April. He was 70. A New Yorker, Donohue moved to Canada in the 1970s and served as head coach of the Canadian men’s basketball team for 17 years, leading the team to the Olympics fourRead more..