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Thomas L. Walsh graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Communications/Journalism degree in 1962. Following a successful business career, he retired to Idaho's Teton Valley in 1999, where he works as a free-lance writer. Walsh and his wife Wynne Ann both teach Alpine skiing at Wyoming's Grand Targhee Ski Resort in the winter. Tom recently published his first book.

"Damnyankee, a WWII Story of Tragedy and Survival off the West of Ireland," is the compelling story of a World War II U.S. Navy submarine patrol bomber which ditched off the west coast of Ireland in 1944 in a seething North Atlantic storm.

Four decades later an American arrived in Clifton, County Galway, claiming to have been a crew member on that aircraft lost at sea, and striving to reconfirm that this tragedy had occurred. With the help of a sergeant in the Garda, an Irish schoolboy, and an aging Irish maiden lady, the former bow gunner was able to reconstruct the incident. In the process, he found a way to honor those who lost their lives in the storm-lashed sea that tragic night.

The author's familiarity with Ireland and all things Irish adds additional perspective to the book. From a beginning in Norfolk, Virginia to a partial salvation at the tiny village of Ailleabreach along the Galway coast, this book has something for both WWII aviation buffs as well as those hopelessly in love with the West of Ireland.

Damnyankee is available through both Amazon.com and Barnes
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Conservative attempts to embarrass The University of Notre Dame will fail Conservative Catholics and disgruntled right-wingers attempt to use the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony to further their ideological opposition to the nation's most recent election.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 31, 2009
Michael Steele, The New Face Of The GOP? Have the GOP mended their ways, or are they simply using Michael Steele for political expediency?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 24, 2009
An Elegant Old Man in Washington One writer's perspective of Barack Obama's inauguration through the eyes and heart of another famous American.
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The Walter Reed Scandal; A Disaster Which Had to Happen The Walter Reed Scandal is But One More Example of the Irrationality of the Bush Conservatives Manic Drive to Privatize Every Government Function.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 8, 2007
War Profiteering Exposed To The Light Of Day War profiteering has reached rapacious levels within the Bush Administration. Our new 110th congress will finally expose it to the light of day.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 27, 2007
Death to the Constitution In the month of January alone, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made two shocking decisions that directly attacked the Constitution of the United States.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 9, 2006
Who Is Being Rude Here? Why did George Will and William Cohen go ballistic over Jim Webb's response to President Bush's verbal challenge?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 11, 2006
AMERICA'S NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES Eighty-six years after "Bloody Sunday," the GOP finds itself immersed in a similar bloodbath.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 27, 2006
They Keep On Dying And The Band Plays On The Commander-In-Chief Reverses Course, Then Denies Doing So.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 30, 2006
GOVERNING BY THOSE WHO HATE GOVERMENT When a country is run by people who hate the idea of government, why are we surprised when they govern so poorly?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 19, 2006
WILL RICE FOLLOW POWELL IN THE ANNALS OF HISTORY? Will Rice endure the same fate as her predecessor Powell?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 1, 2006
STEADY ON COURSE FOR THE SHIP OF FOOLS Bush Again Ignores World Opinion On Lebanon
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 6, 2006
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 26, 2006
BIGOTRY RULES THE GOP ONCE AGAIN How the GOP uses homophobia and proposes writing specific forms of discrimination into the Constitution to rally its born-again extremist base.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 8, 2006
George W. Bush Cannot Recover
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 17, 2006
The Revolt of the Generals
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Incurious AND Incompetent Now the conservatives are the ones who are railing against the raw incompetence of George W. Bush and his inept and corrupt administration.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 2, 2006
MODERATE CHRISTIANS APPEAR TO HAVE AWAKENED 55 Catholic congressmen take a stand against right wing Christian policies.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 1, 2006
INCURIOUS GEORGE STUMBLES ONCE AGAIN Bush administrations approves Dubai/U.S. ports deal without president's awareness.
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A House of Straw How the Rep ublican Party destroyed the House of Representatives.

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