Samuel Gallman

Date of Birth: 12/27/1946
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: West Philadelphia High School
Street: Perkiomen Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 03/24/1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 10
Panel Row: 16

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Marines are 10 times tougher than John Wayne makes them look, Gallman told his mother. He enlisted in February 1965, a month after graduating from West Philadelphia High School. He was active with the school chess and debating clubs and very fond of his boxer dog, Sunny. The 20-year-old lance corporal, an ammunition carrier with Company A of the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, died in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on March 24, 1967, during Operation Prarie III. Survivors included his mother and two stepbrothers.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial