During the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848, approximately 200 men–most conscripted Irish immigrants–deserted the United States Army and formed the St Patrick’s Battalion which fought for Mexican independence.
Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.