Joe Shanahan


Joe Shanahan joined the Army ROTC at the University of Vermont in 2001 thinking it was a relatively peaceful time to serve in the Army. Sept. 11 changed all that. After extensive training stateside and in Kuwait, Shanahan took part in battles in Baghdad in 2003 and Fallujah in 2005 as an officer in the 3rd Infantry Division. He encountered everything from rocket-propelled grenades to corruption within the Iraqi police and armed forces.




Joe Shanahan in front of monument to Iraq-Iran war


Iraqis looting


On top of a tank turret

David Gallo

U.S. Army 1984–2007


David Gallo joined the Army in 1984, after graduation from Salem State College. He entered the military police program and served in MP units while on active duty and later with the Mass. National Guard. He served in Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.


David Gallo, right, with state Sen. Richard Ross

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