After the speeches ended, after the bagpiper played "Amazing Grace," Bob Hamilton went searching for one of the 58,272 names on the polished black granite wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Hardly a day goes by that he doesn't think about Ray George, a fellow helicopter pilot who was killed in Vietnam when he subbed for Hamilton one day four decades ago. » read more
Posted on Fri, November 11, 2011
Joe Galloway, an award-winning journalist, former McClatchy columnist and co-author of We Were Soldiers Once and Young, was presented the Doughboy Award Tuesday along with two decorated Army veterans at the RiverMill Event Centre in Columbus. » read more
Posted on Wed, September 14, 2011
Joseph L. Galloway may be retired, but readers continue to ask about a column he wrote in May 2007 about a little-known ceremony that fills the halls of the Army corridor of the Pentagon with cheers, applause and many tears every Friday morning. We've linked it here for your reading convenience. » read more
Posted on Wed, March 24, 2010
To quote Mr. Dickens, they were the best of times and the worst of times. This is Galloway writing "-30-" and a farewell to this weekly column after almost seven years and wrapping up half a century in the newspaper business. » read more
Posted on Wed, January 27, 2010
Health care reform is on life support now, and it's time to consider pulling the plug and letting it die peacefully. It was a great idea, and there was and will remain a great need for the kind of radical reform that will pry the cold hands of Wall Street and the corporate boards from around the neck of medical care in our country. » read more
Posted on Thu, December 17, 2009
Last week a new President, Number 44, came here to West Point and with the 4,000 cadets of this institution as his backdrop announced he was escalating the war in Afghanistan, adding another 30,000 American troops to the nearly 70,000 already there. Then he jetted off to collect the Nobel Peace Prize. » read more
Posted on Thu, December 10, 2009
It's traditional to count our blessings at this time of year, but given the general state of affairs and Washington's whole lot of talk and no action, it's hard to get into the holiday spirit. » read more
Posted on Wed, November 25, 2009
President Barack Obama has yet to decide where we're going and what we're doing in Afghanistan, but if the flood of leaks this week is any indicator, he at least has decided what he isn't going to do. » read more
Posted on Fri, November 13, 2009
Today in this nation of 300 million, fewer than 1 percent wear the uniform, and, with their families, bear all the burdens and sacrifice of protecting and defending the rest of us who give little thought to those who pay the price for our freedom. » read more
Posted on Fri, November 6, 2009
You may remember all those Obama campaign cheerleaders for change chanting, "Yes we can!" during last year's campaign events. This year, in the 10th month of his presidency, it doesn't really seem that they can, or that he can. Nothing much has changed except the size of the federal budget deficit and the National Debt, both swelling and swollen by the humongous bailout of Wall Street and the big banking corporations. » read more
Posted on Thu, October 22, 2009
Joe Galloway has won the Sigma Delta Chi award for General Column Writing for commentary dealing with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the instability in Pakistan and the policies of former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
"We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam." is the sequel to Joe Galloway's and Gen. Hal Moore's bestseller "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young."
Read an excerpt from "We Are Soldiers Still."
Army Magazine review by Col. Cole C. Kingseed, retired.
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf has called Joseph L. Galloway, a military columnist for McClatchy Newspapers, "The finest combat correspondent of our generation a soldier's reporter and a soldier's friend."
Galloway is the co-author, with Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, of "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young," a story of the first large-scale ground battle of the Vietnam War. The book was made into a movie of the same name. Galloway was portrayed in the movie by actor Barry Pepper.
Joseph L. Galloway received a citation from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The selection of columns that won the 2008 Sigma Delta Chi award for General Column Writing dealt with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the instability in Pakistan and the policies of former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
(Courtesy of Newseum.org)