Gallaher, Antone Renkl, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
9587-Officer Programs, Officer Recruiter
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1962-1963, Navy Recruiting Area 8, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
Service Years
1928 - 1963

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Gallaher, Antone Renkl, CAPT USN(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Date of Passing
Oct 13, 1982
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Recruit Division Commander Allied Submarine Command US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His 1st (of 4) Navy Cross Citation reads:

For extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer of a U.S. Submarine during a war patrol in enemy-controlled waters. Despite extremely strong enemy escorts which included air support, he skillfully penetrated the escort screens, and through his daring and aggressive determination, delivered smashing torpedo attacks against enemy shipping. As a result of these well-planned and brilliantly executed attacks, he successfully sank three enemy ships totaling 20,200 tons, and damaged tow additional enemy ships totaling 15,000 tons. Although severely depth-charged and fired upon by escorts, and bombed by aircraft, his skillful and brilliant evasive tactics enabled him to escape and bring his ship to port. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men, and in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols
Command at Sea

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1936, Reserve Recruit Training (New London, CT)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Indianapolis (CA-35)USS S-37 (SS-142)USS R-13 (SS-90)
USS Bang (SS-385)USS Queenfish (AGSS-393)USS Tilefish (SS-307)USS Prairie (AD-15)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1928-1928, USS Cincinnati (CL-6)
  1933-1935, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1936-1936, 629X, USS R-11 (SS-88)
  1937-1939, 629X, USS S-37 (SS-142)
  1939-1942, 628X, USS R-4 (SS-81)
  1942-1943, USS R-13 (SS-90)
  1943-1945, USS Bang (SS-385)
  1947-1949, USS Queenfish (AGSS-393)
  1949-1950, USS Tilefish (SS-307)
  1958-1959, USS Prairie (AD-15)
  1961-1962, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1962-1963, Navy Recruiting Area 8, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1929-1933, United States Naval Academy
  1952-1953, Naval War College
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