At the Medal of Honour awards ceremony 12 December 2012 at the Office of the President of Croatia, the late Major in Croatian Army, Thomas Crowley, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Petar Zrniski and Fran Krsto Frankopan with gold triple interlace for his exceptional contribution to the defence of Croatia during Croatia’s War of Independence. The Medal was accepted on behalf of Thomas Crowley’s family from Ireland by their solicitor Mr Miroslav Vrkljan.

The article is somewhat incorrect, the medal is in fact the Order of Petar Zrinski and Fran Krsto Frankopan. The gold order is awarded only posthumously to those who gave their lives for Croatia.

Major Thomas Crowley fought and died for Croatia.

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