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

537 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
Petition has reached 500 signatures!
  • Jonathan A. Smyth
    Jonathan A. Smyth Ireland, Cavan
    Aug 10, 2015
    Aug 10, 2015
    He is most deserving of this Medal.
  • Giles Kennedy
    Giles Kennedy United States
    Aug 03, 2015
    Aug 03, 2015
    A true leader of men who died defending the union and democracy
  • Giles Kennedy
    Giles Kennedy United States
    Aug 03, 2015
    Aug 03, 2015
    A true leader of men who died defending the union and democracy
  • 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?
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