You can kiss ALL our asses.
The besieged Irish radioed to their headquarters: "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey".
Even though A Company 35th Battalion had tactically defeated a much
larger enemy force at Jadotville the Defence Forces buried all record of
the battle, presumably over shame that A Company had in fact
surrendered. Commandant Quinlan eventually retired as a full Colonel but
never served overseas again, and it was recognized by the officers who
fought at Jadotville that it was best for one's career not to mention
However the veterans of Jadotville continued to be dissatisfied with
the Defence Forces' refusal to acknowledge the battle, and in particular
the black mark on the reputation of their CO, Commandant Quinlan.
Quinlan, who died in 1997, had his public reputation finally restored
nine years after his death.
The veterans of A Company regarded him as an exceptional officer who
saved the lives of his men by ordering them to dig in and successfully
led his company against an overwhelming enemy force. He was forced to
surrender only due to the failings of the UN leadership and preserved
the lives of every one of the men he led into battle.
Most especially they should have to go to his graveside and ask for forgiveness for being such assholes. Maybe if you ask nicely enough, and bring a bottle of really good drink each to leave, he'll have mercy on you.
Thanks to Michael Z. Williamson on Bookface for pointing to this.