56) 11/9/08 - West Hartford, CT FD - Memorial Service
57) 11/20/08 - Shelton, CT. FD - Ceremony for Fire Chief
58) 11/23/08 - Shelton, CT. - Band Open House at Echo Hose FD
59) 12/3/08 - Worcester, MA. - Worcester 6 Memorial Dedication
60) 12/3/08 - New Haven, CT. - New Haven 20 Fundraiser
61) 12/16/08 - Hamden, CT. FD - Funerial for Retired Member
62) 12/18/08 - Hartford, CT. - CT. Fire Academy Graduation
* US Army Sgt. John T. Gallagher was an Army Ranger / Green Beret who served in Vietnam. On 1/5/68 while on a covert mission into Laos, his helicopter took a direct hit from an enemy rocket and went down in the remote jungle. For almost 40 years the wreakage was never located and all members on board were listed as M.I.A. In May 2007 the wreckage was located and John's remains were positively identified. In August 2007 he was buried in a group plot along side his helicopter crew at Arlington National Cemetery. On June 17, 2008 (his 65th birthday) his remains were escorted back to his hometown of Hamden, CT. where he was buried with full military honors, in his family's plot at Centerville Cemetery on Washington Ave.