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Joe Galloway, who covered Vietnam alongside soldiers, dies at 79


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Danielle Haynes

Aug. 18 2021

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Joseph Galloway, a former United Press International war correspondent whose book about the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam was made into a Hollywood movie, died Wednesday in a North Carolina hospital. He was 79.

His wife, Grace Galloway, had posted in recent days on Facebook that he had a heart attack.

Born in the small town Refugio near the Texas coast in 1941, Galloway began his career writing for a local newspaper, The Victoria Advocate, before moving to UPI's Kansas City, Mo., bureau in 1961. While covering state government and court cases for two years, Galloway said he kept up with dispatches by other reporters out of Vietnam.

"I decided there was going be a war there. It was going to become an American war, and it was going to be my generation's war, and I damn well was going cover it," he told UPI in 2002. "So I raised so much hell that eventually, just after the election, in November 1964, they transferred me directly from Topeka to Tokyo. How about them apples? That was hard to do for a young reporter in those days."



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