Galer, Robert, BGen

Deceased
 
 Service Photo 
 Service Details
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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Primary Unit
1954-1957, 9907, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Service Years
1936 - 1957

Brigadier General

 
 

 Last Photo 
 Personal Details 

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Seattle
Last Address
Frisco, Texas

Date of Passing
Jun 27, 2005
 
Location of Interment
Texas State Cemetery - Austin, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec.1.Row B, #13

 Official Badges 

Commander In Chief Pacific (CINCPAC) USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Robert Galer was promoted to BGen upon his retirement on July 31, 1957.  He lived a long and productive retirement passing away at the age of 91 on June 27, 2005.
   
Other Comments:
1.  BGen Galer was also awarded the British Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions during the Solomon Islands Campaign in 1942.

 2.  In 1945, while serving as the Training Officer of the Landing Force Air Support Control Units (LFASCU's) LtCol Galer made three D-day landing in 65 days.  First Came Iwo Jima.  He was able to witness the Mt. Surabachi flag raising.  Second was the landing in the Philippines.  Third was the Okinawa landings. 

 3.  BGen Galer scored 13 air victories ("kills") in WWII.
   
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  1937-1937, 7598, 1st Marine Brigade, III MEF



From Month/Year
April / 1937
To Month/Year
July / 1937
Unit
1st Marine Brigade Unit Page
Rank
Second Lieutenant
MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Location
Quantico
Country/State
Virginia
 
 
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 1st Marine Brigade, III MEF Details

1st Marine Brigade, III MEF
Type
Ground Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Parent Unit
III MEF
Strength
Brigade
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2013
   
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
Assigned to Aircraft One.

   
My Photos For This Unit
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8 Members Also There at Same Time
1st Marine Brigade

Gise, William Edward, LtCol, (1935-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Roll, George, BGen, (1935-1959) 7 0702 First Lieutenant
Augustyn, Anthony Andrew, Cpl, (1937-1944) 3 0311 Private
Swango, Gordon Benjamin, Capt, (1935-1958) 35 3500 Private
Sutter, Allan, Col, (1935-1964) Second Lieutenant
HQ Co

O'Shea, George Joseph, BGen, (1918-1952) 25 2502 Captain
Brannock, Avant McDowell, GU, (1927-1958) 55 5571 Drum Major
Hicks, Thomas Randolph, SSgt, (1937-1944) 3 0311 Private

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