Former Taoiseach unveils plaque honouring Jadotville commandant
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/10 ... que-kenny/
The late Colonel Pat Quinlan from Caherdaniel, Co Kerry, was Commandant of 'A' Company, 35th Infantry Battalion, in September 1961 when he and his men came under attack from 3,500 mercenaries and rebels at Jadotville in the state of Kantanga in the Congo.
The Irish company, comprising 158 soldiers, was part of a UN peacekeeping force in the country. The company suffered no fatalities and inflicted heavy losses on their attackers before being forced to surrender when supplied ran out after five days.
// At the time -and for years thereafter - these soldiers were left in the lurch by their government and the UN.