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Old 07-12-2017, 09:27 PM
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Donegal soldier's Victoria Cross goes on display
The only Victoria Cross to be awarded to a Donegal man will go on public display in the county for the first time this afternoon.

Private James Duffy, a stretcher bearer, was awarded the medal for "most conspicuous bravery" after he saved the lives of two of his comrades in Palestine in December 1917.

The VC was presented to him by King George V in July 1918 at Buckingham Palace.

Pte Duffy served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and his medal was donated to the regimental museum in Enniskillen.

A security operation involving gardaí and members of the Defence Forces will surround its transportation from Fermanagh to Letterkenny where it will go on display at Donegal County Museum from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Also coming from Enniskillen are medals awarded to another Donegal soldier, Captain Henry Gallaugher, who was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
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