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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 3:05AM GMT
Classification: Military
Edited: 30 Sep 2012 3:13AM GMT
Surnames: Gallagher
Hi Bill, We may have corresponded a few years ago about Gallagher. I think I have a couple of WWII photos of Gallagher I could scan and e-mail to you if you are interested. I gave your phone number (CHS) to one of my writing partners who lives in Quincy. He has copies of all my Gallagher information and I think he may have knowledge of the Gallagher cousin Peggy S mentioned in her post above. (He can also phone Peggy to ask her to contact you with her information. She is a great researcher.) My other writing partner lives in Westwood and was the captain of Gallagher's unit, G trp, 8th Cav Reg, 1st Cav Div. My dad was the rifle platoon leader. ... 3 February 1945 ... . Dad nearly died. The #2 lieutenant was severely wounded and the #3 lieutenant was killed. The #2 lieutenant gave the order for Sgt Gallagher to take command.Dad nominated Gallagher for the Medal of Honor. Forty years later Dad died, wondering why he never heard anything about the MOH for Gallagher . A quarter-century more passed before I learned what happened, why there no MOH. Gallagher was awarded the DSC.

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bill5195 27 Sep 2012 2:59AM GMT 
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