Richard Gallagher

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 10
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 43 / 53
Date of Birth: 13-Oct-1944
Neighborhood: Overbrook
High School: Devon Preparatory School
Street: Overbrook Ave.
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 08-Mar-1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Gallagher studied English at the University of Pennsylvania for three years after graduating from Devon Preparatory School in 1964. In June 1966, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, and was a wireman and radio telephone operator with the Headquarters and Service Company of Battalion Landing Team 3, 1st Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, in Vietnam. The lance corporal, 23, died in Quang Tri Province during Operation Lancaster II on March 8, 1968. He was survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.