Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Pete Gallegos was born in
Bernalillo, New Mexico on July 27, 1924. He was drafted into the
on September 25, 1943 at Los Angeles, California. His home of residence was listed as
San Pedro, California and his civilian occupation was listed as Unskilled Structural and Ornamental Metal Workers.
He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.
Private First Class Gallegos was
killed in action in Germany, during the 22nd Infantry's first
penetration into Germany
on September 15, 1944, in the vicinity of Bleialf.
Pete Gallegos was buried in the
temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Fosse Cemetery, Namur, Belgium and his remains were later returned
to the United States where he was interred in New Mexico on April 20, 1949.
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Q 0 266
Grave marker for Pete Gallegos
Photo by Ron Overley
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