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From TheJournal.ie US Destroyer to be named after Irish man who fought in Vietnam war US Navy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost 9,000 have signed a petition to have a US military ship named after an Irishman Patrick Gallagher

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Mayo Boy, Vietnam Hero': The fascinating story of Patrick Gallagher US Marines

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis On This Day

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

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