Brothers and former Marines enjoy new ‘tour of duty’ as Newman students

Spring 2011 | Section: University News

Some brothers do a lot of things together. Then there are the Gallaghers. “Brothers in blood, brothers in arms,” is how Joseph and Patrick Gallagher describe their relationship. That’s because they grew up together in Wichita and then served their country together, each completing two tours of duty in Iraq in the Marine Corps. They were even stationed together for a short time upon returning home. Now, they study together, with Joe pursuing a degree in radiologic technology and Patrick working on a degree in communication at Newman University.