CARSON CITY, NV - June 07, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak released the following statement on the tragic death of Nevada Army Guard Staff Sgt. David W. Gallagher, 51, of Las Vegas. Staff Sgt. Gallagher died Tuesday in an accident during a training exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, CA. Staff Sgt. Gallagher was part of the Nevada Army National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry Regiment, based in Las Vegas. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class.
“I am heartbroken by the loss of one of Nevada’s bravest, Sgt. David Gallagher,” Governor Sisolak said. “He was a leader within his unit and served as a mentor and someone his fellow soldiers looked up to. The First Lady and I continue to send our deepest condolences to Sgt. Gallagher’s wife, and are keeping the Gallagher family, his friends and loved ones, the 221st Cavalry Regiment, and the entire Nevada National Guard family in our prayers during this extremely difficult time.”