Thomas J. Callahan, Sr. – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army


Combat Infantryman's Badge

From a contemporary press report

Lieutenant Colonel Callahan, 82, died July 8, 1997 at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Virginia.

Colonel Callahan began his 20 year Army career in 1940 after graduating from Mississippi State University. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

He also served several years as a military instructor at Fort Benning, Georgia.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Germany), Presidential Unit Citation and Combat Infantryman's Badge.

He is survived by two daughters, Peggy and Patricia; three sons, Thomas Jr., Daniel and William; and three grandchildren.

Burial was held July 25, 1997 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, with full military honors.

Colonel Callahan's wife, Irene J. Callahan, First Lieutenant, United States Army Nurse Corps, and a veteran of World War II, lies with him.

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