KILLED IN ACTION - 30 AUGUST 2012
Private Galagher was serving with the Special Operations Task Group in Afghanistan when he was tragically killed in a helicopter crash on 30 August 2012 (local time Afghanistan).
Twenty-three year old Private Galagher was born in Wee Waa, New South Wales in 1989. He joined the Army on 22 October 2007 and was posted to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR). On completion of his Selection and Training Course and Reinforcement Cycle, Private Galagher was posted to the 2nd Commando Regiment in November 2011. Private Galagher was on his second tour to Afghanistan
Private Galagher always put in 110% in everything he did. He had a ‘can-do’ attitude, always wanting to get the job done and taking everything in his stride. He was an enthusiastic, young soldier who was very well respected by his mates from the Regiment.
Private Galagher has been awarded the following honours and awards:
Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp ICAT
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Australian Defence Medal
NATO non article 5 Medal with Clasp ISAF and the Multiple Tour Indicator (2)
Infantry Combat Badge
Returned from Active Service Badge
During Private Galagher’s service in the Australian Army he deployed on the following Operations;
Operation Slipper (Afghanistan) Jul – Aug 2012
Operation Slipper (Afghanistan) Sep 2009 – Feb 2010