Thomas Edward "Tom" Galles
January 17, 1929 - September 17, 2017
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Thomas “Tom” Edward Galles was born January 17th, 1929 in Port Washington, Wisconsin to Leo and Emily (Millie) Galles. As a kid Tom attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and then graduated from Port Washington High School in 1946. At the age of 16, Tom took up flying and as a young adult purchased his own plane with which he would later make frequent flights between Wisconsin and Florida.
Tom graduated from Marquette University in 1950 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He attended Marquette on a Navy ROTC scholarship and upon graduating entered the Navy as an Ensign. He chose to go into the Mine and Bomb Disposal Unit and was commissioned as a Navy Bomb Disposal Officer in June of . . .