Who were Joe Galloway's wives? American war correspondent,79, had been on 4 tours to Vietnam
Joe Galloway died on August 18 at a hospital in Concord, North Carolina
An American newspaper columnist, war correspondent and author Joe Galloway has passed away. He was 79 years old. He died on August 18 at a hospital in Concord, NC. According to his friend and former editor John Walcott, Galloway succumbed to complications from a heart attack. He worked as a special consultant for the Vietnam War 50th anniversary Commemoration project run out of the Office of the Secretary of Defense since 2013.
Bud Alley, a close friend of Galloway's, confirmed the news of his death on Wednesday, August 18. We have also witnessed the demise of many great personalities in the year 2021. Janet Malcolm, Dick Stolley, Heidi Ferrer are to name a few.
Galloway spent 22 years as a war correspondent and bureau chief for United Press International. He served four tours in Vietnam. He then worked for US News & World Report magazine and Knight Ridder newspapers, including reporting from the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Galloway was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with V in 1998 for rescuing wounded soldiers under fire during the la Drang battle. He is the only civilian awarded a medal of valor by the US Army.
Galloway wrote the book 'We Were Soldiers Once... and Young' about the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam in 1965. The 2002 film 'We Were Soldiers', starring Mel Gibson, is based on Galloway's book. Galloway spoke with WTVC back in 2017, about his book 'We Were Soldiers Once... and Young' and said, "It came out at exactly the right time for the Vietnam veterans to give the American people a different look at what these young men who were sent over there, a lot of them draftees they didn't volunteer, what they went through. There wasn't enough trees in the forest to write the history of the entire war, but we could write a book about four days that would be so intense that could stand for every veteran."
Who was Joe Galloway married to?
Galloway got married to his first wife, Theresa Magdalene Null, in October 1964. The couple remained married until Theresa's death on January 26, 1996, from cancer. Joe and Theresa had two sons, Joshua and Lee. Joe married Karen Metsker in 1998. The couple got divorced in 2003. The author then got married to Dr Gracie Liem Lim Suan Tzu on May 13, 2012, in Las Vegas. Joe Galloway lived in North Carolina with his third wife until his death.