Joseph T. Gallagher

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 10
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 40 / 39
Date of Birth: 26-Nov-1947
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: West Philadelphia Catholic High School
Street: Chester Ave.
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SP4
Date of Casualty: 20-Feb-1968
Province of Casualty: Gia Dinh
Gallagher was nicknamed "Gal" by friends in the Class of 1965 at West Catholic High School, where he was a member of the swim team for four years. He attended St. Joseph�s College briefly, but left to help support his family when his father died. The youngest of seven children, Gallagher was working as a Du Pont Co. lab technician when he was drafted into the Army in January 1967. The 20-year-old specialist four, a rifleman, was sent to Vietnam and assigned to Company C of the lst Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He died on Feb. 20, 1968. Survivors included his mother, three brothers and three sisters.