In [his role as member of the Ulster Defence Association] he became embroiled in a number of the violent feuds which have convulsed the UDA in recent years. Regarded as a moderate in UDA terms, he found himself on the opposite side of the argument to more extreme figures such as Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair. On one occasion, Duddy's home was attacked with a pipe bomb, while on another shots were fired into it. While he was uninjured, his pet chihuahua, Bambi, was hit by gunfire and died.
Sammy Duddy: Belfast paramilitary and drag artist. Born Belfast 1945; twice married; died Belfast 17 October 2007.

Not a joke.

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Blogger Mikkel said...

I can't remember the man's name, but there was a famous WWII war hero, an officer of the Scots Greys, who was also incidentally a raving homosexual. At Monte Cassino, maybe the most violent battle of the entire war, he chose to attack the German paratroopers wearing pearl ear rings and a bridal gown. Can't remember my source for this, but true story.

October 25, 2007 5:03 pm  
Blogger mrtn said...

He must have been quite the sucker for men in uniform.

October 26, 2007 3:08 pm  

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