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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  1940-1941, 7302, 2nd MAW



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Rank
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MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Location
San Diego
Country/State
California
 
 
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2nd MAW
Type
Air Units
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Marine Air Wing (MAW)
Strength
Wing
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jun 8, 2018
   
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
VMF-2

   
My Photos For This Unit
VMS-3  Virgin Islands  (1938-1940)
11 Members Also There at Same Time
2nd MAW

Henderson, Lofton Russell, Maj, (1926-1942) 75 7332 Captain
Tweedy, Albert William, 2ndLt, (1940-1942) 75 7332 Second Lieutenant
Lucius, Willis, Col, (1932-1956) 30 3041 Master Gunnery Sergeant
Bailey, Vincent William, TSgt, (1935-1942) OF 911 Technical Sergeant
Lucius, Willis, Col, (1932-1956) 30 3041 Technical Sergeant
Earhart, Elijah Lee, PFC, (1940-1944) 1 0151 Corporal
Koontz, Benjamin Dale, Cpl, (1939-1941) 60 6000 Corporal
Radford, Harry Morton, PFC, (1940-1942) 61 6199 Private 1st Class
Reininger, Lee Walter, PFC, (1939-1942) 61 6199 Private 1st Class
Boyden, Hayne, BGen, (1920-1950) 95 Colonel
Beckham, Jack, 1stSgt, (1939-1964) Staff Sergeant
Beckham, Jack, 1stSgt, (1939-1964) Sergeant
Lawrence, Edward Stephen, PFC, (1940-1941) Private 1st Class

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