Schumer wants Pentagon to name destroyer after LI immigrant hero – New York News

Marine Cpl. Patrick Gallagher was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism in Vietnam and was killed in action soon after. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has added his name to a push to get the Pentagon to name a warship after the Irish immigrant who settled on Long Island. (Credit: Marine Corps)


Sen. Chuck Schumer has written the Pentagon in support of a push to name a warship after an Irish immigrant who settled on Long Island, earned the Navy’s highest medal for valor during the Vietnam War, and perished in 1967 on what was to have been among his last days in combat in Southeast Asia.

The immigrant, Marine Cpl. Patrick Gallagher, was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions during…

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