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U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan, Toast of Ireland, Speaks Gaelic

According to Irish newspaper The Independent, Seargeant Seamus ‘Na Gaeilge” O Fianghusa is a 34-year old Korean-American who learned the Irish language, Gaelic, over the internet 6 years ago.  He was filmed and is part of a series on Irish television station TG4.

The story says that Sgt. Fianghusa has been to Ireland 9 times and considers it his home away from home.  He had an Irish father and a Korean mother and was raised in Brooklyn.  So, it sounds like he would be considered a New Yowka “hapa”.

Éirinn go Brách, bro!

Here’s the trailer for the documentary set to air Monday 9th January, 2012 at 7.30pm local time in Ireland. TG4 does have some live programming on its’ website, but it is unknown whether this show will be aired live to the U.S. via webcast.

One Response to U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan, Toast of Ireland, Speaks Gaelic

  1. Aqwhu

    March 28, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I’m pretty darn mixed: [from my dad's side] Irish/Scottish, Native American and [from my mom's side] Filipino, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese. Lol, I tedned to want to date mixes but my mom already had in mind who she thought I should date =_= breaking out of her influence back in the day was a looong battle for me. Asian mothers, or at least mine, are very scary when angry or when they are in disapproval of who you’re dating o_o