On 1st July 1969, Trooper Michael Kennedy 12th Infantry Group UNFICYP (Parent Unit 1stArmoured Car Squadron, Curragh Camp) died in a drowning accident at Famagusta in Cyprus.
The Kennedy Family has requested IUNVA Post 27 (Portlaoise) to extend an invitation to serving members of the Defence Forces and former comrades who served with Trooper Kennedy overseas with 12th Infantry Group or at home in Plunkett Barracks to attend an anniversary mass and wreath laying to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his death.
The mass will be celebrated in Saint Michael's parish church in Portarlington, Co Laois on Sunday 7th July at 1215 hours.
Refreshments will be available at the community centre after the ceremony. It would be very much appreciated if you could attend this commemoration.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 01/07/2019.