Irishman killed in Vietnam 50 years ago to be honoured Co Mayo
An estimated 30 Irishmen, serving with US forces, were killed in Vietnam war
Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe will lay a wreath and unveil the plaque, followed by the opening of an exhibition of memorabilia in the town friary commemorating Gallagher’s life.
Gallagher went to Long Island, New York when he was 18. Drafted into the military, he went to Vietnam in April 1966. Four months later, he saved the lives of three comrades when he threw incoming Viet Cong grenades out of a foxhole.