The Career of Lt Colonel Joseph Gilligan, US Army

Summary - Served in the US Army for 24 years from 1959 to 1983.  He was in Military Police Corps.  He did two overseas tours in Korea and Vietnam.  He was decorated with Parachutist Badge and Bronze Star.  He earned two masters degrees from George Washington University and Central Michigan University.

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List of duty stations:

Military Police School, Fort Gordon, GA, Sept 1959

Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma, 1959 - 1960

Hampton Roads Army Terminal, Norfolk, VA, 1962

Korea and Family in NJ, 1964 - 1965

Master at George Washington Univ, 1966 - 1968

Promoted to Major in 1968

Vietnam and family in Hawaii, 09/1969 to 10/1970 

Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1971

Heidelberg, Germany, 1972 - 1973

Berlin, Germany, 1973 - 1976

Pentagon, VA, 1976 - 1983

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He is buried in Arlington cemetery.

Young 2nd Lt Joseph Gilligan in Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Captain Joseph Gilligan at Hampton Roads Army Terminal, Norfolk, VA

Captain Gilligan in Korea

Captain Gilligan in Korea

Major Gilligan in Vietnam

Major Gilligan in Vietnam

Berlin Wall

Major Gilligan in Berlin, Germany

Major Gilligan in Heidelberg, Germany

Lt Col Gilligan in arch of swords for his daughters wedding to Ensign Chip Eckles

Lt Colonel Joseph Gilligan, US Army, buried in Arlington Cemetery

In the spring after the funeral, when the gravestone was in place

Eleanor Gilligan and Colleen and Mary Kate Eckles sitting at Lt Col Joseph Gilligan’s site

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