LTC Joseph P. Gallagher was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/01/2016 at the age of 85.6 from Natural causes
Radcliff, KY
Flight Class 59-1
Date of Birth 12/27/1930
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 11 ACR in 66, 162 AHC in 67
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: LTC Joseph P. Gallagher, December 27, 1930, died of natural causes August 1, 2016 at his home in Radcliff, Kentucky.

LTC Gallagher was a 37 year Army Veteran. He served two combat tours in Korea, one combat tour in Vietnam, two tours in Germany and numerous tours throughout the United States.

During his military career, LTC Gallagher served his country in peace and in war, first as an enlisted soldier for over 8 years and then as an officer for an additional 28. Significant among his many decorations and awards is the Silver Star, our nation's third highest award for valor. Additionally, he was awarded two Bronze Stars, 3 Purple Hearts and 23 Air Medals, the equivalent of 2300 flying hours; primarily flying combat missions.

LTC Gallagher was a member in good standing of the Military Officers Association of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, 11th Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia, Military Order of the Purple Heart, 70th Tank Battalion Association and the Knights of Columbus at St. Christopher's Catholic Church.

He was married for 59 years to Mary Rosetta Jones from Vine Grove. They had five children. He is preceded in death by his wife Rose and a son CPT Michael K. Gallagher. He is survived by his children Pamela LaChapelle (Phil) of Henderson, Nevada, Kate Bateman (Robert) of Radcliff, Kim Fite of Lancaster, California, and Jeffrey Gallagher (Jennifer) of Escondido, California, Renee Stalbaum Gallagher Ratliff of Radcliff, ; grandchildren Brianne Smith, Jennifer Doss, Rebecca Castrapel, Aimee Joy, Shawn Gallagher, Holly Merker, Megan Gallagher, Mallory Bateman, Elizabeth Gallagher, Michael Gallagher and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 4th, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Friday, August 5th at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Burial with full Military Honors will immediately follow at North Hardin Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association at in memory of Rose Gallagher.

This information was last updated 08/14/2016

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