15th SB Soldier remembered, missed
Story and Photos by Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley
15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs
FORT HOOD, Texas — Family, friends, and fellow Soldiers honored Pfc. Jarvis Galloway, 157th Quartermaster Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) laundry and textile specialist at a memorial service here at Comanche Chapel, March 27.
A St. Charles, Mo. native, Galloway, 20, was shot and killed by a Killeen Police Officer March 21, while attempting to flee the scene of an incident at Starlight Dance Station in Killeen, Texas.
“When Pfc. Jarvis Galloway came to the 157th Quartermaster Company on the 5th of February 2008, we thought we were getting another 92 Sierra … we could not have been more wrong,” Cpt. Amanda Camarano, 157th QM’s commander said during the service.
“Pfc. Galloway applied his positive outlook and 110 percent to everything he did.”
Galloway played point guard for the company’s basketball team and was also an excellent Soldier according to Camarano and other 157th QM Soldiers.
“Pfc. Galloway, without a doubt, scored the most points of the entire team per game, and to add insult to injury could make a three pointer like it was nothing,” Camarano said.
She also mentioned that he scored over 280 points out of a possible 300 on his last two Army Physical Fitness Tests, a testament to his athleticism and dedication.
“Pfc. Galloway was more than just a soldier. He was the type of Soldier who kept everyone laughing around him, helped his fellow Soldiers complete the mission no matter what it was, and motivate the basketball team to keep their heads in the game and to never quite,” Camarano explained.
Not only was Galloway a Soldier and basketball player, he was a friend and a father.
Spc. Maria Gooding, Galloway’s friend and fellow Soldier, remembered the Soldier she called “G-man” fondly.
“He had a sense of confidence that I admired,” she said.
“G-man was proud to be a Soldier but most of all of being a father … he would tell stories of how Tony would do pull-ups,” she said of Galloway’s young son, Anotonio, whom she said he often referred to as “Little T.”
“Pfc. Galloway was a very joyful person and humorous guy,” Staff Sgt. Stuart Gimble, a 157th QM noncommissioned officer said.
Gimble explained how Galloway always gave Gimble’s children Skittles candy before Family Readiness Group meetings.
“My son would ask, ‘Where’s the Skittle-man at?’ And sure enough, here would come Galloway with some Skittles for my child,” Gimble said.
157th QM was Galloway’s first assignment.
His military education includes Battalion Driver’s Training, Anti-Terrorism Level One, Information Assurance Training and Combat Life Saver.
Galloway’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (posthumous), Certificate of Achievement, Army Physical Fitness Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Marksmanship Badge (Marksman).
Family of Pfc. Jarvis Galloway, 157th Quartermaster Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), pray during his memorial service at Comanche Chapel here, March 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)
Spc. Maria Gooding, friend of Pfc. Jarvis Galloway, 157th Quartermaster Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), speaks to his family and friends at his memorial service at Comanche Chapel here, March 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)