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Sgt John Gallagher, Silver Star Medal

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Re: Sgt John Gallagher, Distinguished Service Cross

Posted: 30 Sep 2012 3:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Sue

thanks for responding

Yes I would love to get copies of any pictures of him. I can print them out and use them for his exhibit. I only have a newspaper quality picture of his twin brother who was killed, so pictures of John J would be great. I attached the article of his brother and also of John J when it was annouced that he won the DSC. The date of the article is 1946. It was a surprise to me to learn that he won the DSC because I have his discharge papers and it never listed the DSC on it so what probably happened when your father submitted the MOH request the Army probably decided it was a DSC award instead of the MOH and those General Orders were cut in June of 1945 and John was discarged in July 1945 so it probably never caught up to his records when he was discharged and hence never was entered on his separation papers.

Yes please ask your writing partners to ask Peggy to call me so I can let her know what I'm doing to honor the Gallagher brothers.

With your permission I would like to mention your Dad when I create the exhibit to say he recommended John for the MOH and anything else that might be relevant.

thanks
Bill Durette

Here's my number...you can call me anytime

617-595-7083
Charlestown Veterans History Project
bill5195@hotmail.com

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