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The life and death of Corporal Patrick Gallagher

Angelina was joined on Monday by Peter Gallagher, brother of Ballyhaunis native and US Marine Corporal Patrick 'Bob' Gallagher. Peter told us about the life and death of his brother, his bravery in the theatre of war in Vietnam, and his tragic death there in 1967.

The 50th anniversary of his death is March 30th this year and Peter gave a run down of the events taking place to honour his brother, while musician Brian Flanagan played us a haunting song written especially for the occasion titled 'Hero'. You can listen back to the interview now below.


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