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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Frank Galasso, WWII Vet, RIP

Easton resident Frank Galasso died at age 91 on Sunday. Peter Cochran will be part of the color guard that lays him to rest today, and wanted to pay tribute to this distinguished member of the Greatest Generation. Here's part of what Galasso's obit says:
"Frank was a decorated combat veteran, serving with the Army during World War II as a machine gunner with the 79th Infantry Division. He was awarded the French Croix De Guerre, Presidential Unit Citation and four major campaign medals. He saw action during the Normandy Invasion, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Hedgerow Battles and throughout central France, Invasion of Holland, Battle of the Bulge and the Rhine River Crossing."
His daughter-in-law Sandy worked for many years as a NorCo employee in the District Courts.


Anonymous said...

May he rest in peace. I'm grateful for, and humbled by, his service to our country.

Jeffrey Anthony said...

May he rest in peace.

It's inevitable, of course, but I feel the loss of no longer being in the company of great men such as Mr. Galasso -- even though I did not have the privilege of knowing him personally.

My much beloved father-in-law, also a veteran of the D-Day invasion, passed away almost exactly a year ago. While I loved him simply for being my father-in-law and the father of my wonderful wife, I would also sometimes feel a twinge of awe when the thought crossed my mind that I was sitting next to a hero of one of the most significant events in the history of Western Civilization. It's sad to see our first-hand links to that magnificent generation and their breathtaking accomplishments (as if winning the war wasn't enough, they went on to build the most dynamic and powerful economy in the history of the world, put men on the moon, preside over the infancy of the internet, etc, etc, etc) slowly disappear.

Their memories are great blessings though.

Anonymous said...

A great hero.

Anonymous said...

He was an inspiration. God bless!

Local said...

You might check out Mike Seward's organisation.
"Lehigh Valley Veterans History Project Roundtable".
Mike is an amazing guy and is doing a great job honoring our veterans.
The website may be found at: www.LVVeteransHistory.org
Please take a look.