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#patrick gallagher

# patrick-gallagher - Monday 12 March, 2018

US Destroyer to be named after Irish man who fought in Vietnam war
# US Navy
# US Navy

US Destroyer to be named after Irish man who fought in Vietnam war

Mar 12th 2018, 10:14 PM 22,560 Views 41 Comments

Patrick Gallagher grew up just outside Ballyhaunis before emigrating to the US in 1962

# patrick-gallagher - Monday 5 June, 2017

Almost 9,000 have signed a petition to have a US military ship named after an Irishman
# Patrick Gallagher
# Patrick Gallagher

Almost 9,000 have signed a petition to have a US military ship named after an Irishman

Jun 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 37,997 Views 31 Comments

Patrick Gallagher from Co Mayo fought in and died during the Vietnam War.

# patrick-gallagher - Saturday 10 December, 2016

'Mayo Boy, Vietnam Hero': The fascinating story of Patrick Gallagher
# US Marines
# US Marines

'Mayo Boy, Vietnam Hero': The fascinating story of Patrick Gallagher

Dec 10th 2016, 11:30 AM 24,418 Views 93 Comments

The Ballyhaunis man kept his service with the US Marines a secret until he won a top honour.

# patrick-gallagher - Saturday 18 July, 2015

There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis
# On This Day
# On This Day

There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis

Jul 18th 2015, 2:53 PM 25,334 Views 48 Comments

On this day in 1966, Gallagher threw himself on top of a grenade in order to save his comrades.