OGLACH CHARLES ENGLISH KILLED – 6th AUGUST 1985 – RIP

He was killed on the 6 August 1985 – when a homemade grenade launcher he was holding exploded. He was only 21 years old at the time. The real story of Charles was not in his death, but in the reason why he volunteered to join the IRA in the first place. The reason came in the shape of a British Army landrover that ploughed into two young men on Creggan Hill. One of the young men was Jim Brown, aged 18, he was knocked some 60 feet in the air and died instantly. The other young man was Gary English who had apparently survived the impact of the Army landrover, only to be killed when the landrover reversed and ran him over again. Gary was the brother of Charles. Years later, the driver of the landrover was later charged with a traffic offence. The English family campaigned for justice but received none. Charles took matters into his own hands And Joined The IRA

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :  Brónzy Guevara Ó HÉigeartaigh

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