|Rank||Private U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||December 2 1953|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private Gales was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Private Gales was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. On December 2, 1953, he died of acute pulmonary edema at Pusan, South Korea.