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Natural-born soldier from Richmond Hill laid to rest
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Family and friends attend the burial service for retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Monday. Gallagher fought in Panama, Somalia and Iraq. - photo by Mike Morones/Army Times staff

ARLINGTON, Va. — Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert “Bob” Gallagher would have served 20 more years in uniform if they had let him.

Gallagher — who parachuted into Panama during Operation Just Cause, served as a platoon sergeant with Task Force Ranger in the Mogadishu, Somalia, battle made famous by “Black Hawk Down,” and fought on despite being wounded as Task Force 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry, made its way to Baghdad in 2003 — passed away Oct. 13 in his Richmond Hill home from a heart condition.

He was laid to rest Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.

For the entire article from Army Times, click here.

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