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John A. Gallagher

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Business Development Manager

Siemens Healthcare
Phone: (407) ***-****  
Local Address:  New York City , New York , United States
Siemens AG
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
Munich , Bavaria 80333

Company Description: Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165...   more

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Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Founder, Chief Insight Officer, and Advisory Board Member
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France honors Sidney resident, 5 June 2004 [cached]
John Gallagher, 79, is among 100 U.S. military veterans the French have brought to the country to commemorate the anniversary.
"That will be a thrill," Gallagher said at his house Saturday, days before leaving.
Gallagher, who moved to Sidney after retiring from IBM, was a member of the Navy's 6th Naval Beach Battalion that landed early in the invasion.As a communications officer, he helped establish links with the invasion fleet, he said.
Gallagher received a letter from the V.A. dated March 26, confirming his participation.Gallagher was able to take a guest, and he is traveling with his stepson Glen Peterson.
On Sunday - June 6 - Gallagher will go by train to Normandy for celebrations commemorating the event, according to the French itinerary.
"I wouldn't have spent that kind of money to go on my own," he said.
"I thought it was an honor to be picked.I thought it would be nice to accept and see what it looks like today," he said about his return to France.
Of the events 60 years ago, he said, "There were about 330 of us who landed.Today there are few left."
"I can't say how many died" during the D-Day landing, Gallagher said.He doesn't remember much after he was hit with shrapnel from a German artillery shell and taken for dead, he said.He was seriously wounded and lost an eye.
Two friends were killed from the same explosion, he said.
Besides meeting the two presidents, Gallagher said one highlight of the trip will be looking for friends who are buried in Saint Laurent Cemetery.
About his participation in D-Day, "I think anybody who was there would downplay their role.They just never talk about it," he said when asked about the landing.
"Those who do were probably never really in combat," he said.
Looking back on his role in the invasion, Gallagher said, "We were all volunteers in our outfit.It was a job.We were all young then."
Serving in the military, he said, was an adventure that allowed him to travel all over the world.Gallagher said he never thought about the danger, and instead thought, "They will never get me.We were young.
"I thought we were fighting the war to end wars," he said."But it didn't work out like that."
Gallagher said he will share his experience traveling to France on the 60th anniversary of D-Day at the September reunion of the battalion in Peoria, Ill.But this will be the last year the group will hold regular get-togethers, he said.
TAPS | U.S. 6th Naval Beach Battalion, 10 Nov 2006 [cached]
John Gallagher
John F. Gallagher
John F. Gallagher, 79, of Sidney N.Y., since 1984 and formerly of LaGrange, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004 at Bassett Healthcare Center in Copperstown. Mr. Gallagher was an engineer for IBM, East Fishkill, for 25 years until his retirement in 1981. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Radioman First Class in Sicily, North Africa, and Normandy. He was a ham radio operator with a call number K2KN and was a life member of the AARL.
US 6th Naval Beach Battalion - John Gallagher Honored, 16 Feb 2007 [cached]
Honored | John GallagherUS 6th Naval Beach Battalion - John Gallagher Honored
John Gallagher with full face bandage
U.S. Navy veteran John Gallagher was a communications expert with special amphibious forces during WWII.As a First Class Radioman in the 6th Naval Beach Battalion, John's shore-to-ship messages on D-Day June 6, 1944 were responsible for getting troops and materials across the invasion beaches of Normandy.After sustaining a serious injury on D+1, his picture was taken, with the heavily bandaged face, patiently awaiting casualty evacuation from France.
A long time resident of Dutchess County, John Gallagher worked for IBM before retiring in 1984 and moving upstate to Sidney, NY.The following Veterans Day story was published in the November 6, 2002 issue of The Tri-Town News. ~ KCD
John Gallagher of Sidney was 17 years old in 1942 when the request came for 3rd Class Navy radiomen and signalmen to volunteer for the "Beach Party." He remembers asking what they meant by a "beach party," and the reply "wine, woman and song" from the chief boatswain.While the November 8, 1942 landing of the USS Dorothea Dix at Safi, French Morocco in North Africa was definitely no party, it paled in comparison to the action he would see two years later as a 1st Class radioman in the 6th Naval Beach Battalion serving with the Army's 5th Engineer Brigade at Omaha Beach, Normandy.Some 57 years of "classified silence" about that D-Day invasion have now been broken, but the suffering is not soon forgotten by John and fellow survivors.
While the film "Saving Private Ryan" played a big part in breaking the silence, and the lengthy process of facilitating presidential citations between the departments of the Navy and Army finally achieved results in August 2000, Gallagher has literally been "carrying the weight" of the battle details, including the shrapnel, for years since he was discharged from the Navy in the mid 1950's.
"I didn't want to see "Saving Private Ryan," Gallagher confesses."It's still too painful.
Beach, Normandy, France, D-Day, June 6, 1944, John had hardly reached the
In the June 2002 issue of the National Geographic, John is pictured among the wounded on Omaha awaiting evacuation, his face covered with bandages.Another of his battalion, beachmaster for Easy Red Beach, Joseph P. Vaghi ‘42D, who has been instrumental in the placement of a
French Consul General Rene Marty, the big push for John is to be
the courage and commitment of John Gallagher and those who have served their country in the Armed Forces.
John Gallagher with momentous
John Gallagher with shrapnel
The Economist End of Year feature interview |, 10 Dec 2012 [cached]
John Gallagher Vice President, Marketing and Communications IBM Growth Markets
Staff, 19 Aug 2004 [cached]
Liz & John Gallagher
A visit to Real Life Children's Ranch in May of 2002 by John and Liz became a new ministry for them in July of the same year when they decided to accept the position of Houseparents and serve in the Homestead Home.
John and Liz have already raised two children of their own.
John is retired from the US Navy and has been married to Liz for nearly 20 years.
We at Real Life Children's Ranch are thankful for the experience and stability John and Liz bring to their home.
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