AN exhibition has opened in Letterkenny to mark the contribution of the 28th Infantry Battalion to peacekeeping at home and abroad.
The How We Remember exhibition at Donegal County Museum was formally opened yesterday with a parade of 60 troops from the 28th Infantry Battalion from Donegal town centre to the museum.
The march was led by the battalion’s pipe band and reviewed by General Officer Commanding 4th Western Brigade General Gerry Hegarty.
The exhibition is the key part in a series of events planned by the County Council in the months ahead to pay tribute to the 28th Infantry Battalion, which was established in 1973 as the Border battalion.
Other elements of the How We Remember programme include educational events and oral histories of the battalion told by serving and former members.
Many of the artefacts on show at the exhibition have been donated by former members who served along the Border and overseas on United Nations peacekeeping and peace-enforcement missions.
The stories of six members of the battalion who lost their lives overseas are also included.
These men were: Pte Mannix Armstrong, Pte Tom Walsh, Pte Philip Grogan, Pte Hughie Doherty, Cpl Dermot McLoughlin and Pte Kevin Barrett.