Galer, Robert, BGen

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

Brigadier General


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by CWO2 Philip E. Montroy to remember Marine BGen Robert Galer.

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Contact Info
Home Town
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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  1941-1942, 7302, VMF-211

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Last Updated: Jan 8, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Worst Moment
Pearl Harbor Attack.

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23 Members Also There at Same Time

Putnam, Paul, BGen, (1926-1953) 75 7302 Lieutenant Colonel
Elrod, Henry Talmage, Maj, (1927-1941) 75 7302 Major
Putnam, Paul, BGen, (1926-1953) 75 7302 Major
Tharin, Frank, LtGen, (1934-1970) 75 7302 Major
Kurtis, William, BGen, (1936-1956) 75 7302 Captain
Tharin, Frank, LtGen, (1934-1970) 75 7302 Captain
Davidson, Carl Robert, 2ndLt, (1939-1941) 75 7302 Second Lieutenant
Arthur, Robert O., Maj, (1938-1968) 75 7302 Staff Sergeant
Putnam, Paul Albert, BGen, (1926-1956) 75 7598 Major
Putnam, Paul Albert, BGen, (1926-1956) 75 7598 Captain
Correll, John Blake, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Graves, George, 1stLt, (1937-1941) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Segal, Harold Edward, Maj, (1941-1946) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Carter, Irwin Wells, Maj, (1941-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Conderman, Robert J., 2ndLt, (1937-1941) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Holden, Frank Joseph, 2ndLt, (1940-1941) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Freuler, Herbert, BGen, (1931-1955) 65 6502 Captain
Bailey, Vincent William, TSgt, (1935-1942) OF 911 Technical Sergeant
Hannum, Earl Raymond, TSgt, (1927-1942) 60 6019 Technical Sergeant
Hemmelgarn, Paul Francis, SSgt, (1937-1945) 60 6000 Sergeant
Reid, Earl Hilton, Sgt, (1939-1942) 61 6199 Sergeant
Koontz, Benjamin Dale, Cpl, (1939-1941) OF 911 Corporal
Burlingame, George Antonie, PFC, (1942-1943) 61 6199 Private 1st Class
Taylor, Dale Kenyon, PFC, (1940-1941) 65 6501 Private 1st Class
Kinney, John, BGen, (1939-1959) Second Lieutenant
Cournoyer, Robert, 1stLt First Lieutenant

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