(PatrioticPost.com)- Joseph L. Galloway, known as Joe Galloway, passed away last week at the age of 79. He is best known for his long span working as an American foreign correspondent, and for his book that recounted his experiences fighting in the Vietnam War. His book was turned into a movie, “We Were Soldiers,” in 2002.
Galloway, who was a Texas native, was one of the best-known war correspondents in the United States for 22 years, working for United Press International. He also previously worked for U.S. News & World Report Magazine and Knight Ridder newspapers.
Grace Galloway, Joe Galloway’s wife, announced the sad news that her husband died on Wednesday morning to the Associated Press. She revealed that he had been hospitalized in Concord, North Carolina
She said that her husband was the “kindest, most gentle and loving man” and that he loved the boys and girls in the U.S. military.
Mel Gibson, who starred in the 2002 movie about Galloway’s experience in the Vietnam War – specifically the battle in the la Drang Valley in 1965 – said that the former correspondent has his “respect and admiration.”
You may also have seen Galloway in a documentary by PBS in 2016 titled “The Vietnam War.”
Former Knight Ridder editor Clark Hoyt expressed his condolences to Galloway’s family and said that he had “earned the trust and respect” of those he covered in his reporting and never lost an ear for finding false notes, He said this was exampled by his skeptical reporting as the United States was heading towards the Iraq War.
And we all know how that went…