Gallaher, Antone Renkl, CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
9587-Officer Programs, Officer Recruiter
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1962-1963, Navy Recruiting Area 8
Service Years
1928 - 1963
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1909
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Gallaher, Antone Renkl, CAPT USN(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Augusta
Last Address
San Diego, CA

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

 Official Badges 

Allied Submarine Command US Navy Retired 30 Recruit Division Commander


 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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  1962-1963, Navy Recruiting Area 8

Captain

From Month/Year
September / 1962

To Month/Year
July / 1963

Unit
Navy Recruiting Area 8 Unit Page

Rank
Captain

NEC
Not Specified

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 Navy Recruiting Area 8 Details

Navy Recruiting Area 8

Type
Garrison - Base Station

Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Parent Unit
Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)

Strength
Unit

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Mar 4, 2014
   
   
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3 Members Also There at Same Time
Navy Recruiting Area 8

Bays, Joseph, SCPO, (1949-1968) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Blake, Frederick, MCPO, (1954-1987) BM BM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Willeford, Kenneth, CPO, (1959-1978) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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