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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  1937-1938, 9901, The Basic School



From Month/Year
July / 1937
To Month/Year
June / 1938
Unit
The Basic School Unit Page
Rank
Second Lieutenant
MOS
9901-Basic Officer
Location
Philadelphia
Country/State
Pennsylvania
 
 
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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2017
   
   
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11 Members Also There at Same Time
The Basic School

Bowman Jr., George Shepard, MGen, (1936-1972) 99 9901 Second Lieutenant
Payne, Frederick, BGen, (1935-1958) 99 9901 Second Lieutenant
English, Lowell Edward, MGen, (1938-1969) 3 0301 Second Lieutenant
Fontana, Paul John, MGen, (1936-1973) 3 0301 Second Lieutenant
Fraser, Robert B., Maj, (1938-1945) 1 0100 Second Lieutenant
Schultz, Maynard Conrad, LtCol, (1936-1944) 3 0301 Second Lieutenant
Crouch, William Lee, Maj, (1936-1944) Second Lieutenant
Hittle, James Donald, BGen, (1937-1960) Second Lieutenant
McCutcheon, Keith, Gen, (1937-1971) Second Lieutenant
Robertson, Donn, LtGen, (1938-1972) Second Lieutenant
ENGLISH, Lowell, MGen, (1938-1969) Second Lieutenant

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