Named WW2 KIA Purple Heart – Gallagher

Poignant Named WW2 KIA Purple Heart (Lawrence J. Gallagher). Officially hand engraved with name “Lawrence Gallagher“. Purple Heart is slot brooch. Includes case, Purple Heart ribbon, Purple Heart lapel pin, and period 34th Infantry Division patch.

According to our research, Private First Class Lawrence Joseph Gallagher (ASN: 36649274), a native of Chicago, Illinois, served with the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division during WW2. Gallagher would be killed in action on January 7, 1944 by artillery shell fire during the 168th Infantry Regiment’s attempt to capture the ridgelines around Mount la Chiaia in the Rapido River Valley of central Italy.