Recognition of Robert M. Galusha

 The family of Robert M. Galusha and Supervisor Thomas Wood 


RESOLUTION # 17- 73, DATE: 07/10/2017

Recognition of Robert M. Galusha

Offered by Supervisor Thomas Wood

Seconded by Councilman James Jennings 

At a Regular Meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga, County of Saratoga, State of New York, held on July 10, 2017, the following resolution was made as indicated above,

WHEREAS, Robert M. Galusha was the son born to Howard and Frances DeMaranville Galusha on December 4, 1924 in Fort Edward, NY; and

WHEREAS, he had a brother William Galusha and three sisters Helene Robinson, Velma Nelson, and Beatrice French, and

WHEREAS, as a child he lived in the Fort Miller area, attended school there and graduated from Schuylerville High School in the class of 1943; and

WHEREAS, he enlisted in the army on January 31, 1944 and was assigned to Company 1, 330th Infantry Regiment, where he was a rifleman in combat infantry, and

WHEREAS, he was wounded in Belgium, on December 8, 1944 and received two Bronze Stars, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbons, Purple Heart, Victory Ribbon, American Theater Ribbons; and

WHEREAS, he was discharged due to a disability, from Fort Dix, N.J. on December 22, 1945; and

WHEREAS, he married Alice Nevins and had two children, Cathleen Lewie and Gary Galusha; and

WHEREAS, he was a machinist at Scott Paper, in Fort Edward, N.Y. for 40 years and he enjoyed gardening and garage sales; and

WHEREAS, he died at the age of 92, on May 29th, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Albany, N.Y; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town of Saratoga extends our belated condolences to all of the family and friends of the Robert M. Galusha Family and; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga does hereby recognize and honor to the highest degree possible, Robert M. Galusha for his patriotism, devotion, service and sacrifice to his family, community, and country; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town of Saratoga will never let his name and the service that he gave to his community and country be forgotten and that he will always be held in the highest esteem and remembered as a member of America’s Greatest Generation, one of the Town of Saratoga’s best.

Roll Call: Supervisor Thomas Wood – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan – aye, Councilman Michael McLoughlin – aye, Councilman James Jennings – aye, Councilman Gary Squires – Aye

Carried 5 – 0

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have here unto set our hands and affixed the seal of the Town of Saratoga on this 10th day of July 2017.

​​ ________________________________

​Supervisor Thomas N. Wood III

​Town of Saratoga


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