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MEDAL OF HONOR , COL. PATRICK H. O’RORKE

530 Signatures Goal: 25,000

To the President of the United Stated and the Members of United States Congress:

WHEREAS, Patrick H. O’Rorke was born in County Cavan, Ireland, immigrated to the United States, attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduated first in his class of 1861 and fought valiantly for his adopted homeland for two year until he died while leading a charge of the 140th New York Infantry Regiment in the defense of Little Round Top on July 2, 1963 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, Colonel Patrick H. O’Rorke’s life and death in combat exemplify the mid-19th Century experience of Irish Americans in the cause of preserving the union of the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, Colonel Patrick H. O’Rorke’s gallantry and self-sacrifice are worthy of the Medal of Honor from his nation

NOW, THEREFORE, I, the undersigned, hereby request that the United States of America, through its President and Congress, grant the Medal of Honor to Col. Patrick H. O’Rorke of the 140th New York Infantry Regiment for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at the cost of his life in an action with the enemy on July 2, 1863 on Little Round Top in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Sponsor

The Colonel Patrick H. O'Rorke Memorial Society

Links

www.ORorkeSociety.com
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November 18
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  • Josh Smith
    Josh Smith United States, Hilton
    Oct 08, 2014
    Oct 08, 2014
    He died saving the middle section of Little Round Top. If Chamberlain gets a medal of honor for saving the flank of the same hill why not O'Rorke for sving the center?
  • Bryan Trent
    Bryan Trent United States, Vashon
    Sep 29, 2014
    Sep 29, 2014
    I like to see Colonel O Rorke get the medal of honor he was awsome
  • Virginia O'Rourke Barrett
    Virginia O'Rourke Barrett United States, New City
    Sep 21, 2014
    Sep 21, 2014
    Real hero
  • Eric
    Eric United States, Spencerport
    Sep 17, 2014
    Sep 17, 2014
    This is long over due! Paddy O'rourke's bravery at Gettysburg saved many union soliders including another Medal of Honor recipient, Joshua Chamberlain. Thank you!
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