Gallardo, Eulogio, CPO

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1953-1953, SD-0000, Fleet Reserve Center
Service Years
1923 - 1953
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Contact Info
Home Town
Somerville, MA 02143
Last Address
98 Porter Street
Somerville, MA 02143

Date of Passing
Nov 08, 1959
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Grave # 2038

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US Merchant Marine Service US Navy Retired 30

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Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Emerald Shellback

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Last Known Activity
Chief Petty Officer Eulogio C. Gallardo served 30 years, 1923 to 1953.

After retirement from the US Navy, he joined the Merchant Marines. His service ended on November 8, 1959 when he was killed in a ship explosion aboard the SS Amoco Virginia in Houston Texas. Gallardo, six other shipmates, including the captain and a Houston Texas firemen, were killed at 12:30 AM. The fire raged for three days, destroying the Houston Pier.

Findings of the investigation reported that oil leaking from the fueling hoses surrounded the ship with a pool of oil, a spark from a barge in theory ignited the fuel oil causing a massive explosion.  

Gallardo, left a 37 year old wife, Genevieve U. Gallardo. Three children, Eulogio U. (Tab) Gallardo, age 12; Marcella U. Gallardo, age 7; Genevieve U. (Jenny) Gallardo, age 4. Their home was in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Findings of the diaster can be found on the SS AMOCO Virginia Web site.
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US NavyNAS NorfolkUSS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)
  1923-1925, SR-0000, USS Reina Mercedes (IX-25)
  1925-1932, 00-0000, NAS Hampton Roads
  1932-1933, 00-0000, USS Wright (AZ-1)
  1933-1934, 00-0000, USS Ellis (DD-154)
  1934-1935, 00-0000, USS King (DD-242)
  1935-1935, SD-0000, USS Barney (DD-149)
  1935-1936, SD-0000, USS Whitney (AD-4)
  1936-1936, SD-0000, USS Biddle (DD-151)
  1937-1937, SD-0000, USS Mcdougal (DD-358)
  1937-1939, SD-0000, USS Bagley (DD-386)
  1939-1940, SD-0000, USS Reuben James (DD-245)
  1940-1941, SD-0000, Washington Naval Shipyard
  1941-1942, SD-0000, USS Laramie (AO-16)
  1942-1943, SD-0000, USS Memphis (CL-13)
  1943-1944, SD-0000, USS Omaha (CL-4)
  1944-1946, SD-0000, NAS Norfolk
  1946-1947, SD-0000, USS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)
  1953-1953, SD-0000, Fleet Reserve Center
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