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Eddie Galenski
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Biography and appearance
RoleTruck driver
LocationBoulder Dome
FamilyHelen Galenski (wife)
Ribera (stepson)
Billie (stepdaughter)
Tyler (stepson)
Tanner (stepson)
Jack (stepson)
Joshua (stepson)
SPECIALHigh Str and End
Tag SkillsMelee
Gametitle-VB.pngThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Eddie "Crazy Horse" Galenski[1] is a truck driver in 2253.


Eddie is a big, friendly redneck, who grew up as an orphan outside Junktown. He used to hijack caravans out in the New California Republic, being paid to push caravans to either join the Crimson Caravans or fall apart, and was a not such a nice guy. Although he has since mellowed out, he can still go ballistic in a second.[2]

Married to Helen and looking after her 6 children,[3] he was rendered sterile by a disease called the Blue Flu, but he believes his condition to have been caused by radiation poisoning. He is also addicted to alcohol and work. He has other problems, too; he never got over his first wife, lacks patience when it comes to trading and can't read (although he can do basic mathematics).[2]

In or before 2250 Eddie travelled from Hoover Dam with Agnes, Goddard and a large group to the Dome in his armored truck.[3]

Four month prior to the Prisoners arrival, Eddies makes a run to Denver in response to the radio transmissions. Surprised, he finds the salvagers have a lot of good stuff. He trades them ammunition, minor tools, and medical supplies in exchange for dog meat, computer chips, and holodisks. It was this first trip to Denver that Eddie dropped off James T. Roche.[3][4]


Note: At least one of the children is the child of Pierce and Helen.[3]

Interactions with the player character

Currently held hostage by Pierce and Presper's soldiers; Pierce is irritated that his own kids (whom he doesn't care about) calls Eddie "Dad."[2] If the player attacks Eddie, Helen, or the kids, the parents run to help and the kids run away.[5]

Once trade is established with Denver, Galenski and his truck will be off the map for about a week once a month.[6]

The player can try to take his truck, at the price of Galenski's life. However, it's not made for off-road travel (it's tires and suspension will go out, making it a landmark/base but no longer a vehicle), meaning the player can only take it from Boulder to Denver.[7]


Notably, he has a space suit in his collection.[2]


Eddie Galenski was to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.



  1. Fallout Developers Profile - Chris Avellone Eddie "Crazy Horse" Galenski (smuggler who drives a Mad Max truck to haul cargo around the wastes), and his "wife" Helen Wheels (truckers, smugglers, tribute to Wasteland)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Van Buren Boulder design document - Eddie Galenski. [1]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Van Buren Boulder design document - History. [1]
  4. Van Buren Denver design document - Area background, notes on the Salvagers. [1]
  5. Van Buren Boulder design document - Town-Specific. [1]
  6. Van Buren Boulder design document - General. [1]
  7. Van Buren Boulder design document - Cool shit. [1]
Design Document
PeopleScientistsAgnes · Donald · Goddard · James · Nina · Paul · Think Tank · Xian · ZAX
TruckersBillie · Eddie Galenski · Helen Galenski · Jack · Joshua · Ribera · Tanner · Tyler
JackalsBanshee · Crazy Bitch · Howler
PlacesBoulder Train Station · Jackal Camp · Bagger Camp · Dead Ghoul Graveyard · Boulder Dome Level 1 · Boulder Dome Level 2 · Boulder Dome Level 3 · Dome Tunnels · ZAX Mainframe
QuestsBoulder Scientists Research or Write · Code Yourself Smarter · Defeat the Baggers/Larsen's Team · Destroy the Jackals · Destroy the Truck · Dope Radaway for Larsen · Dump Allies In the Dome · Establish Radio Contact & Trade With Denver · Find out about Wagner · Find Out What ZAX is Calculating · Fix Things In the Dome · Get the Medical Implants · Give Slaves to Boulder to Make Robobrains · Heal Helen's Kids · Jimmy the Cannibal · Quarantine the Glow Bugs · Research Plague Data · Robobrain a CNPC · Sleep Through Presper's Holocaust · Stabilize the Reactor · Take Computer Classes · Tell the BOS about the Dome · Trade Holodisks to the Geeks · Use Think Tank for Data