Mike Gallup

[23 MAR 1933 - E2 - 20348 - 28 JAN 2011]

Mike Gallup Eulogies

AOG Testimonials



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Ceil Gallup (right)
[Class of 2013 Ring Ceremony - AUG 2012]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Ring Donors with Class of 2013 leadership
[Class of 2013 Ring Ceremony - AUG 2012]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



E-2: Axup's - Pemberton's - Ewing's - Gallup's - Jessie Chikalla -
Dan and Danielle Troyan [55th Reunion - May 2010]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *





Celia and Mike Gallup - Chuck and Barbara Ewing - Anna Axup - Brownie Pemberton - Bill Axup - Dave Pemberton - Jessie Chikalla - Dan and Yvette Troyan [E-2: 55th Reunion]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Anna Axup - Mike and Celia Gallup - Bill Axup
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *





? - Bill and Anna Axup - Celia and Mike Gallup - Brownie and
Dave Pemberton - Dan Troyan [55th Reunion - May 2010]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Pemberton - Gallup - Jessie Chikalla -
Ewing - Troyan [West Point - AUG 2008]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Troyan - Gallup - Pemberton - Ewing -
C. Johnson [West Point - AUG 2008]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *





Regnier - Fikaris - Bates - Lynn - Vitty - McNair - Dave Young - Hilbert - C. Johnson - Pemberton ? - Enslow - Wargowsky - Gallup - Hornbarger - Jim Ryan - Ludwig - Cardillo - Feagin - Robinson [DG Mini - May 2007]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Gallup - Gay - Roades - Wheeler - Jim Ryan - ?
[DG Mini - May 2007]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



[50th Reunion Bio]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Mike and Celia Gallup
[50th Reunion]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *





Sitting: Bill and Anna Axup - Dave and Brownie Pemberton - Mike and Celia Gallup - Standing: Chick and Jessie Chikalla - Barbara and Chuck Ewing [50th Reunion]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Troyan - Gallup - Chikalla - Pemberton -
McAuslan x55 [E-2: 50th Reunion]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *





Chuck and Barbara Ewing - Bill and Corry May - Woody and Sharon Black - McAuslan x55 - Bill and Anna Axup - Chick and Jessie Chikalla - Mike and Celia Gallup [E-2: 50th Reunion]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Gallup - Feagin - Trobaugh
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Mike Gallup
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Gallup - Quinn - Livesay - Welter
[2001]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



Welter - Gallup - Joe Franklin -
Quinn - Livesay [2001]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *





[25th Reunion - 1980]

Row 10: Bergen - Cathey - Chapman - Gamble - Todd Graham - Don Smith - ? - Polly - McCloskey - Row 9: Blitch - Secord - Jim Ryan - Wing - ? - Row 8: ? - Matuszak - Wayne Smith - ? - Fleeger - Lynn - Joe Franklin - Charlie Johnson - Gunderson - Row 7: Regnier - ? - Reed - Stone - Herren - Weaver - Matteson - Hayes - ? - Enslow - Cliff Jones - ? - Reid - Feagin - Row 6: Wargowsky - Lichtenberg - Sanderson - Baker - Dienst - McCullough - Schick - Ludwig - Soper - Bean - Shideler - Lenio - Pirkey - Row 5: Goldstein - Fralen - Le Cates - Meisenheimer - Wheeler - Horst - Whittaker ? - Cardillo - Page - Newton - Prater - Lucas - Row 4: ? - Sloan - Traut - Rich Miller - Hoeferkamp - Heye - ? - West - Bill Graham - Row 3: Andrews - Perkins - Gay - Pace - Olvey - Strati - Dugan - Jackson - Whtitaker ? - Ralph Henry - Gallup - Murray - Ewing - Fikaris - Row 2: Hornbarger - Al Edwards - Robinson - ? - Thorsen - Dickson - Vitty - Tom Phillips - Bill Anderson - Giddings - Jacobs - Dryer - Row 1: Bazilwich - Samos - Wray - Trobaugh - Brokenshire - Bossert - Hagedorn - Walton - Poirier - Hasbrouck - LaFrenz - Nourse - Malooley



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *





[15th Reunion - 1970]

Row 8: Auer - McNair - Street - Wix - Row 7: Horst - Paul Parks - ? - Dugan - Grubbs - Domeck - Bliss - Row 6: Howie Stone - Newton - Booras - Strom - McDonald - Row 5: Fikaris - Schick - Gallup - Cardillo - Wheeler - Masson - Row 4: Katenbrink - Spellman - Joseph - ? - Schlotter - Row 3: Bergen - Fralen - ? - Andrews - Dunaway - Bob Johnson - Jim Ryan - Row 2: Bean - Strati - Soper - Jeter - Wiegand - Lenio - Price - Row 1: Prater - Thorsen - Meisenheimer - Reid - Zaborowski - Feagin - Joe Franklin

Larger Size



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *





[10th Reunion - 1965]

Standing [L to R]: Weaver - Lewis - Turner - Chikalla - Gallup - O'Brien - Freed - Hadly - Wix - ? - Streett - ? - Reb Young - Quinn - Lenio - ? - Perkins - Thorsen - ? - Nieves - Sherman - Burroughs - Giza - Traut - Sloan - Gay - Paul Parks - Andrews - Ginter - Bates - McNair - ? - Lichtenberg - Nidever - Secord - Feagin - Cathey - Herren - ? - ? - Ludwig - ? - ? - ? - Ralls - ? - Shimunek - Macdonald - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? - Bob Strickland - Front [L to R]: Soper - Newton - Dax - Chance - Schmidt - Shideler - Bergen - Matteson - Hargrove - Hornbarger - Steakley - Stevens - Drummond - Rudzki - Knierem - Wargowsky - ? - Stern - ? - ? - Livesay - Dickson - Michalove - Hagan - Landers - ? - Blitch - ? - Cardillo - Ordway - Trobaugh - Crancer - Maus - LaFrenz - Sydenham - Strom - ? - Howie Stone - Schepps - Raymond - Spellman - Sanderson ? - Wray - Fikaris - Stevenson - Sims - ?

Larger Size



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *





'55 Engineer Officer's Basic Course
Ft. Belvoir - NOV 1955

Row 4: Lathrop - Hagedorn - Craven - J Campbell - Bazilwich - Gay - Vanden Bosch - Staudaher - Domeck - Row 3: Sietman - Sloan - Norvill - Maurer - Bates - Muller - Ginter - W Brown - Horst - Schow Row 2: Auer - S Johnson - Bishop - Gray - Polly - Sanderson - Fontaine - Gallup - L Warner - J Strickland - Row 1: Wheeler - JRC Miller - DeMaris - Carpenter - J Franklin - Guthrie - LaFrenz - Schauer - McKinney - Ludwig

Larger Size



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *





E-2 Firsties - 1st Row: Axup - Dorward - Lilly - Pheiff - Murray - Chikalla - 2nd Row: Hansell - Gallup - Pemberton - Troyan - Ewing - Black - 3rd Row: May - Hoeferkamp - Donaldson (CO) - Tebben - 4th Row: Seay - Shideler (Absent: York)



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *





Standing: Bill Axup and Mike Gallup - Middle: Bob Blitch on guitar - Chuck Ewing - Tony Hansell - Foreground (backs to camera): Skip Massey - Danny Dienst [CAMID - JUN 1953]



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *




2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Elisha Lloyd Gallup, Jr.

Elisha Lloyd Gallup, Jr. was born on 23 March 1933 in Groton, Connecticut. He was appointed to West Point from the 2nd Congressional District of Connecticut and entered on 3 July 1951. He was in Company E 2, ran on the track team his Yearling Year and was the Company Supply Sergeant his First Class year. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army in the Corps of Engineers.


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


How I got my appointment to West Point

My journey that resulted in a military career probably started after the 1938 hurricane. A very early memory was the National Guard soldier that was posted in front of our driveway to control looting after the storm. I clearly remember the rifle with fixed bayonet, very impressive for a 5 year old!

My family was not military, except for service in wartime, friends and relatives in the local Navy and Coast Guard community. Military service was not high on the agenda.

The next contact with the Army was when my cousin, Harry Halterman (USMA 53) visited. He was a year older and his dad (USMA 28) was stationed in the Canal Zone. Harry had uniform shirts that his fatherís soldiers had made for him. He organized a guard mount on our front porch. Of course he had the shirt with the Corporal stripes and I had the PFC shirt. I was very impressed with this, but I was not yet really sold on a military career.

WWII came along and military activity picked up all around. Army P-40ís were stationed at the small airport near our house. We could hang around the flight line and hope for a bent cartridge to be tossed by the pilots to us kids. Later the base was turned over to the Navy and we would spend hours watching them do practice carrier landings. In those days I was crazy about aircraft and flying. I thought I would be an aeronautical engineer as a career. I joined the Civil Air Patrol, but still did not really envision the full time military as a career.

Somehow in high school my interest in the Army began to grow. An older friend returned from WWII, 11th Airborne with great stories of jump school and combat. Perhaps it was that. The Army Air Corps became the Air Force, ugh! and my cousinís stories about West Point all combined to make me seriously consider the Army as a career.

I began exploring military school options (USMA too late for this year), Norwich, VMI, etc. I joined the local National Guard unit as soon as I was 17. In the meantime my father somehow managed to get me into Brown University, his alma mater. My plan was one year and try again for USMA.

Four months later, Korea, our unit was called to active duty. In my ignorance I was ecstatic- off to battle, yeah! West Point could wait. I was promoted to PFC and a week later to Corporal (4 months duty, no basic training) and we immediately shipped out to Ft. Stewart, GA to prepare for overseas duty.

Needless to say my parents were none too happy about the state of affairs. My mother went into overdrive and arranged for me to get a third alternate appointment to USMA. Next thing I know it was off to the USMA prep at Stewart Field. As decisions time approached for selection for the Class of í55 I was still 3rd alternate. My Congresswoman (God bless her) decided that since there was a war on, she would give preference to those already in uniform. The Principal and 1st alternate were out, leaving a classmate at USMAPS and myself. Her final selection was to be based on the standing at USMAPS. I went to USMA and he, I believe, ending up at the Coast Guard Academy.

There were times during the next four years that my roommates and I (Chikalla and Pemberton, both USMAPS), would claim that we should opt out and use our dress overcoats for a fox hole liner in Korea. Fortunately we did not make that choice and I have no regrets and can look back on a great career and lifelong friends from the class of í55.

Mike Gallup
23 AUG 2010


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Pete Fikaris and I drove to Ft. Myers, FL, on January 13, 2011, to visit with Mike and Celia Gallup. As you may know, Mike is fighting prostate cancer which has aggressively metastasized, and he is now being helped by Hospice. The four of us enjoyed a visit of several hours, remembering adventures of long ago, which involved some of you. Mike in particular was passionately focused on his long, faithful service as an Airborne Engineer soldier and commander. Mike and Celia are flying back to their home in Mystic, CT on January 15th. After they get settled in Mystic (Jan. 17th), you can call Celia at 860-536-8185. She will pass you to Mike if he is able to take your call, or will give him your message later. Mike is on our Class Prayer List and now needs your continued prayers in his current struggles.

Dave Wheeler


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


I talked with Mike and he sounded upbeat, and at the same time, aware and accepting of the situation. He has had lots of call from classmates and is really enjoying it. We reminisced about things such as his tour as Aide to LTG Weary Wilson (Chief of Engineers), his stint as O5 Engineers Assignment Officer ( I thanked him for nominating me to a great job while I was finishing my Bn. Command tour) and his work in Saudi after retirement from the Army. Oddly, just before I called, our classmate who was determined to be medically unfit for commissioning, just before our graduation, had just left Mike. I heartily second Dave's encouragement to call Mike-he's a great guy and a great soldier, and loves WP.

Lee McKinney
20 JAN 2011


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Had a long talk with Mike yesterday. He sounded well, tired a bit as we revisited old times and well-remembered episodes. He is very direct, ready to go, a great friend and greatly-admired soldier.

Joe
Joe Franklin
23 JAN 2011


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


It is my sad duty to inform you that Mike Gallup died yesterday after a long fight with cancer. He died in Mystic, CT and is survived by his wife, Celia Gallup. Services are tentatively planned for Friday Feb 4 in Mystic. More details will be provided as they become available.

Dave Pemberton has volunteered to serve as LCA and will represent the Class at the services in Mystic. Celia has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the West Point Fund in memory of Elisha Gallup, Class of 1955. Be Thou at Peace...

~jackC
Jack Campbell
29 JAN 2011


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Memorial Services for Mike will be conducted at 11:30am on Friday Feb 4 at the Mystic Congregational Church at 43 East Main Street in downtown Mystic, CT

Following the services at 12:30pm a reception will be held at the Flood Tide Inn and Restaurant located at 3 Williams Ave in Mystic.

All of Mike's friends are invited to the Memorial Services and the reception. Private graveside services are being held earlier for the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the West Point Fund in memory of Elisha Gallup, Class of 1955. Mail to:

West Point Fund
West Point Association of Graduates
698 Mills Road
West Point, NY 10996

Rest in Peace Mike...

~jackC '55
Jack Campbell
1 FEB 2011


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Yesterday (Friday, Aug 24), I attended the ring ceremony at Trophy Point, West Point, as a donor. What a day! Met 3 Generals, 2 Colonels - 3 star, 2 star and 1 star. Gen. Ted Martin, Commandant of Cadets and his wife, Stephanie invited me to their home for dinner. What a great time I had. The man sitting next to me at dinner, was on the "Black Hawk Down Mission" quite a character. I was the only donor invited to the upper crust for dinner. Thought you all would like to know this. Lish's (Mike's family name, from Elisha) ring is now part of the 2013 class. Little bit of gold from him to the cadets.

Ceil Gallup


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *



TAPS Memorial Article



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


West Point 1955 Home Page

Personal Web Pages

All rights reserved © West Point Class of 1955