"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Tuesday, September 02, 2003 US navy pays respect to war hero brothers: From the Irish Independent, Saturday, Aug. 30:
TIGHT security will surround the arrival of a special naval flotilla, led by the US missile-destroyer USS Sullivans, off the west Cork coast to commemorate a family who endured one of World War II's greatest losses, writes Ralph Riegel.
The USS Sullivans arrived off Beara to lead the commemoration of five Irish-American brothers who died when their ship was torpedoed in the Pacific.
The deaths of five Sullivan brothers - George (27), Francis (25), Joe (23), Madison (22) and Albert (19) - prompted President Roosevelt to issue an edict forbidding relatives from serving on the same US vessel.
The story of the Sullivans is mentioned by US top brass in Steven Spielberg's 'Saving Private Ryan'.
The Sullivan family emigrated to the US from Adrigole in the 1840s and the commemoration will recognise the heroism of the brothers. There will also be vessels from the Irish and French navies.
US officers will join relatives John Sullivan and Kelly Sullivan Loughren to unveil a plaque near where the family originated. (Via Irish Eagle)
Elsewhere in the world of Hibernia: See photos and match reports from the Boston Gaelic Games finals of the past weekend.