Joseph Gene Gallo died helping to save Linda A. Collins from drowning, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, August 18, 1984. Mrs. Collins, 38, was swept into deep water of the Atlantic Ocean and was unable to swim back to shore. Gallo, 61, paralegal, swam about 200 feet to Mrs. Collins and returned half-way with her before he was overcome by the surf and drowned. Mrs. Collins was taken to safety by others.
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