Samuel Gallman

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 10
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 17 / 35
Date of Birth: 27-Dec-1946
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: West Philadelphia High School
Street: Perkiomen Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 24-Mar-1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Marines are 10 times tougher than John Wayne makes them look, Gallman told his mother. He enlisted in February 1965, a month after graduating from West Philadelphia High School. He was active with the school chess and debating clubs and very fond of his boxer dog, Sunny. The 20-year-old lance corporal, an ammunition carrier with Company A of the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, died in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on March 24, 1967, during Operation Prarie III. Survivors included his mother and two stepbrothers.