We owe our freedom to courageous soldiers
In response to Eoin Dillon's letter ('No state pardon for Irish Army deserters') of July 8, 2011, I would like to present the following observations.
When I was in the Irish Army, I served with at least a dozen men who deserted the British army. What would Mr Dillon do with them?
Also, during World War Two there were hundreds of boys between the ages of 14 and 16 who joined the Army having given false baptismal certificates.