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Celebrating the life of

Juan Carlos Gallo

July 23, 1980 - December 10, 2023

Juan Carlos Gallo

A livestream and recording of Juan's service will be available by clicking the following link:

Juan Carlos Gallo, 43, died suddenly on Sunday, December 10, 2023 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Juan was born on July 23, 1980 in Lima, Peru to the late Javier Gallo and Juana Gallo. The Gallo family immigrated to New Jersey in 1996. After graduation from John F. Kennedy High School in Patterson, NJ, Juan enlisted in the U.S. Army. He heroically served his country through four deployments. He retired as an artillery instructor in 2021, after twenty years of service.

Juan leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 22 years, Claudia Mora Gallo of Lubbock, TX; two children, Jonathan Gallo of El Pason, TX and Kimberly Gallo of Lubbock; his mother, Juana Gallo; and three brothers, Javier, Rafael, and his identical twin, Jose. Juan also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that will miss him dearly.

Funeral service with full military honors will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.



Dear Claudia, Jonathan, Kimberly and the Gallo Family, I wish I had the right words to say that would bring you comfort and peace. I met Gallo while he was stationed in Texas. I remember the story about the Wooly Willy I had sent in a care package. Gallo said it was his favorite. One day Sgt was mad that they were so messy, that he threw all stuff out. Gallo was searching for Wooly Willy and could not find him. We laughed so hard that day. Something so simple, bought him so much joy. The last time I saw him in person was when he was stationed in Colorado. I stopped by the Army Base to see him. He had tears in his eyes as he hugged me so tightly. He could not believe, I came to see him. We laughed, we cried, we shared stories - the spider one still makes me laugh when I think about it. I am so blessed to have known such a fine young man. He will be forever etched in my heart. With all my gratitude and love, Forever Army Mom.

- Army Mom , Indianapolis, IN

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To the family of Juan Gallo, our deepest condolences go out to you and all who have had the privilege of knowing this amazing brother and man. Praying for comfort for his family and all those who had the honor of knowing him.

- Jerrard and Jen, San Antonio, TX

Forever our brother.

- 2-82 FA 4th Plt, Ft. Hood , Tx

News of Juan’s death hit me with an absolute shock. I served as Juan’s First Sergeant with C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery where he was one of the very first instructors for the Army’s Medical Department Direct Commission Course. Juan was an outstanding instructor, dedicated to training medical professionals as they transitioned from civilian to military medical providers. His professionalism and dedication to his job was an example for all to emulate. The officer and NCOs that worked alongside him looked forward to conducting daily activities with Juan as he was a well respected and very well liked person. Though retired, I know that the commitment he displayed through his career continued well after his service. His loss will leave a massive hole in the hearts and lives of more than just his family. This is a major loss to the Chaos family and the US Army as a whole. I pray for his strength on his new journey, as well as the strength of his family now, and well in to the future. I love you, brother. You’ll always be a part of me and those you’ve worked and dedicated your life to.

- SGM(R) Jeremy Kagan, Tahlequah , OK

I served with Gunny Gallo in Hawaii and deployed together in 2011. We crossed paths again in Fort Sill, OK when he retired. So sad to hear this and so sad that this happen to a great Soldier and a great Man. Rest in Peace, Gunny. "Never Broken" This we'll Defend. King of Battle.

- Luis Troche, Lawton, ok

My condolences to Claudia, Johnathan, and Kimberly and all of the Gallo family. My husband served with Gallo for many years and became great friends. His family will always be special in our hearts and know that he will be missed by his battle buddies. May you rest in peace my friend.

- The Acosta Family, Killeen, Texas

I served with Gallo in 2013 and a few years after that. Deployed with him in 2015. I'm sorry for your lose. He was actually someone who i felt that i could approach and not fear when i had a issue. He was a great leader in the Army and out. Always making us laugh

- Owen Travis, Denver, CO

To Juan's family, news of Juan's passing hit me with a force that is indescribable. I am so sorry you lost such a caring and loving husband, father, and son. I know I lost a brother in Juan who enriched my life so much. I met him almost 10 years ago when he was stationed at Ft. Sill. We worked and taught together, he molded and inspired so many young and older men and women entering a career in the Army. Anyone who's life he touched respected him, and in most cases liked him. He was a person I was and always will be proud to call my brother. I love you and will miss you my brother! I hope and pray you have a peaceful rest. I pray for your family, that God will bring them the strength they need to endure your loss. God's speed my brother.

- SFC(R) Charles Guillory, Elfrida, AZ

My condolences to the family

- Sandra Buitrago, Coral Spring, Florida

“Halfway down the trail to Hell, In a shady meadow green Are the Souls of all dead Troopers camped, Near a good old-time canteen. And this eternal resting place Is known as Fiddlers’ Green. Marching past, straight through to Hell The Infantry are seen. Accompanied by the Engineers, Artillery and Marines, For none but the shades of Cavalrymen Dismount at Fiddlers’ Green. Though some go curving down the trail To seek a warmer scene. No Trooper ever gets to Hell Ere he’s emptied his canteen. And so rides back to drink again With friends at Fiddlers’ Green. And so when man and horse go down Beneath a saber keen, Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee You stop a bullet clean, And the hostiles come to get your scalp, Just empty your canteen, And put your pistol to your head And go to Fiddlers’ Green” See you there brother

- Rafael Gallo , Harker Heights, TX

I feel sad hearing the news. Gallo was so humble, loyal and one of the best leaders I’ve ever met. Met him in Iraq with Bravo 3-7 FA and we stayed friends ever since. When I moved to Oklahoma we still linked up every chance we got. He will ve missed! My condolences to his wife and kids. RIP my brother!

- Alexis Delapaz, Kapolei , HI

My condolences to the Gallo family. I had the pleasure of serving with Juan at Ft. Hood. He was a great man, was beloved by everyone in our unit, and he will be missed by many.

- Jason D Comito, LaGrange, Ohio

Dear Claudia, Jonathan, Kimberly and Jose Luis and his mother and the Gallo Family, I can't find the necessary words to bring them peace, I ask God to pour out their joy and their peace that goes above all understanding. Years ago I met a young man full of dreams and many talents to explore the world and I am very proud of everything he could achieve in his life. For a long time I didn't know anything about that Young Cheerful man who became a great friend to me, my sister and my mother who is also already in the presence of God. We loved him and his brother José Luis very much. We will always remember you as that cheerful funny young man. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO POUR OUT HIS PEACE THAT PASSES OVER ALL UNDERSTANDING. PHILIPPIANS 4:7

- Gaby Vásquez Family, Kearny, NJ

To the Gallo Family. My family and I have only known Juan for a short time as his neighbors in Savannah. He was so kind and accepting of my rowdy, nosey boys who were constantly hitting baseballs into his yard and asking him thousands of questions. He spent time outside almost daily talking to the boys and passing their balls back over our fence. He even gifted the boys some balls and a bat, and always commented on their good behavior which meant a lot coming from a stand-up guy like himself. Please accept our deepfelt condolences. May God rest his soul.

- The Tabacchi Family, Savannah, GA

Nuestras condolencias a la familia de Juan Carlos , un cliente muy querido en nuestro restaurant, se le va a extrañar mucho, pero siempre lo recordaremos con mucho cariño . Que Dios le de fuerza a su familia para afrontar tan grande dolor. Un abrazo y que descanse en paz

- Iris Sarria, Richmond Hill , Ga

Nuestras condolencias a la familia de Juan Carlos , un cliente muy querido en nuestro restaurant, se le va a extrañar mucho, pero siempre lo recordaremos con mucho cariño . Que Dios le de fuerza a su familia para afrontar tan grande dolor. Un abrazo y que descanse en paz

- Iris Sarria, Richmond Hill , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel