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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  1950-1952, 9907, US Pacific Command (PACOM)/Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

From Month/Year
April / 1950
To Month/Year
March / 1952
Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Unit Page
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
NAS, San Diego
 US Pacific Command (PACOM)/Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Details

US Pacific Command (PACOM)/Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
HQ/Command Elements
Parent Unit
US Pacific Command (PACOM)
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Not Specified

Last Updated: Oct 3, 2012
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
Served as Marine Planning Officer then Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans.

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3 Members Also There at Same Time
Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Anderson, Norman, MGen, (1936-1972) 99 9907 Colonel

Nickerson Jr, Herman, LtGen, (1935-1970) 99 9906 Colonel
US Pacific Command (PACOM)

Howard, Samuel, LtGen, (1914-1953) 99 9903 Major General

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