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John Gallinagh

John Gallinagh43
South Boston

I was selected to represent the Massachusetts National Guard. I got an exemption to run. I’ve been in the Guard for 23 years. The most poignant thing was just seeing how the Guard ran toward the explosion to help. It was a great source of pride to represent the Guard.

—As told to Boston magazine. Photo by Scott M. Lacey