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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Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
Served as Training Officer, Provisional Air Support Command, FMFPac

Other Memories
Helped form and train the three LFASCU's (Landing Force Air Support Control Unit's)

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13 Members Also There at Same Time
Aviation Units

Thrash, William G, LtGen, (1939-1972) 8042 Lieutenant Colonel
Livingood, William C., CAPT, (1942-1962) 23XX Lieutenant
Sapp (Stapp), Donald, Col, (1940-1968) 99 9907 Colonel
Rogers, Harlan, LtCol, (1939-1963) 75 7308 Lieutenant Colonel
Fraser, Robert B., Maj, (1938-1945) 75 7598 Major
Hoffmann, Maynard, Maj, (1938-1978) 1 0180 Major
Thrash, William G, LtGen, (1939-1972) 75 7332 Major
Bonner, Jr., Joel, Col, (1942-1971) 75 7598 Captain
Faw, Duane, BGen, (1941-1971) 75 7503 Captain
Mulberry, Richard, MGen, (1941-1975) 75 7503 Captain
LeBoeuf, John W., Maj, (1939-1959) 75 7503 First Lieutenant
Finelli, Patrick, SSgt, (1943-1950) 23 2336 Staff Sergeant
Van Winkle, Archie, Col, (1942-1974) 3 0369 Sergeant
Jerome, Clayton, LtGen, (1922-1959) Colonel

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