DATE CHANGE: Joseph Galloway is scheduled to be interviewed on GallantFew’s The New American Veteran on December 14th, 2011. Set your calendar and be sure to tune in as we talk about Joe’s career. I will select a couple of callers to ask Joe a question after the 15 minute mark of the show. Here’s his biography:
JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY – MILITARY CORRESPONDENT
premier war and foreign correspondents for half a century, recently retired as
the senior military correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers. Before that he
held an assignment as a special consultant to General Colin Powell at the State
Texas, spent 22 years as a foreign and war correspondent and bureau chief for
United Press International, and nearly 20 years as a senior editor and senior
writer for U.S. News & World Report magazine. He joined Knight Ridder in
the fall of 2002.
the course of 15 years of foreign postings—including assignments in Japan, Indonesia, India, Singapore and three years as
UPI bureau chief in Moscow in the former Soviet Union–Galloway served four
tours as a war correspondent in Vietnam and also covered the 1971
India-Pakistan War and half a dozen other combat operations.
Shield/Desert Storm, riding with the 24th Infantry Division (Mech)
in the assault into Iraq. Galloway also covered the Haiti incursion and made
trips to Iraq to cover the current war in 2003 and 2005-2006.
Galloway “the finest combat correspondent of our generation—a soldier’s
reporter and a soldier’s friend.”
Hal G. Moore, of the national bestseller “We Were Soldiers Once-And Young”
which has been made into a critically acclaimed movie, “We Were Soldiers”,
starring Mel Gibson. “We Were Soldiers Once-And Young” is presently in print in
six different languages and more than 1.2 million copies have been sold.
also co-authored “Triumph Without Victory: The History of the Persian Gulf War”
for Times Books, and he and Gen. Moore in 2008 published their sequel to We
Were Soldiers, a work titled: We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of
historians to choose the Ten Greatest Books Ever Written on War. We Were
Soldiers Once…and Young was among those ten books.
decorated with a Bronze Star Medal with V for rescuing wounded soldiers under
fire in the Ia Drang Valley, in November 1965. His is the only medial of valor
the U.S. Army awarded to a civilian for actions during the Vietnam War.
Magazine Award in 1991 for a U.S. News cover article on the 25th
anniversary of the Ia Drang Battles, and the National News Media Award of the
U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars in 1992 for coverage of the Gulf War. In 2000, he
received the President’s Award for the Arts of the Vietnam Veterans Association
of America. In 2001, he received the BG Robert L. Denig Award for Distinguished
Service presented by the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association.
In 2005, he received the Abraham Lincoln Award of the Union League Club of
Philadelphia, and the John Reagan (Tex) McCrary Award of the Congressional
Medal of Honor Society.
of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the nonprofit organization No Greater
Love founded to assist the victims of war, the 1st Cavalry Division
Association, the National Infantry Foundation, the School of Social Studies of
The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., the Museum of America’s Wars and the Military
Reporters and Editors Association.
honorary doctorate degrees from Norwich University and Mount St. Mary’s
since retiring from Knight Ridder in 2006. His two sons, Lee and Joshua, live in Corpus
Christi, TX. He has two stepdaughters, Alison and Abigail Rudel, and a stepson,
Lex Rudel, from a second marriage.