Galer, Robert, BGen

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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


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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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  1952-1952, 9907, MAG-12/MAG HQ

From Month/Year
May / 1952
To Month/Year
October / 1952
MAG HQ Unit Page
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Not Specified
Korea, South
 MAG-12/MAG HQ Details

Air Units
Parent Unit
Air Group
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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Worst Moment
Shot down on Agust 5, 1952 near Wonsan. Rescued bu HO3S-1 helicopter flown by then 1st Lt. E.J. McCutcheon, USMC.

My Photos For This Unit
MAG-12  Korea (1952)
16 Members Also There at Same Time

Bowman Jr., George Shepard, MGen, (1936-1972) 99 9907 Colonel
Axtell, Geroge, LtGen, (1940-1974) 75 7302 Lieutenant Colonel
Thrash, William G, LtGen, (1939-1972) 8042 Lieutenant Colonel
Nelson, Edwin George, Maj, (1942-1952) 75 7302 Major
Graham, William, Capt, (1948-1971) 30 3060 Captain
Cline, Frank, LtCol, (1942-1974) 66 6619 Master Technical Sergeant (Grade 1)
Cooper, Jack, GySgt, (1943-1964) 60 6029 Technical Sergeant
Tunney, William, TSgt (Grade 2), (1949-1954) 64 Staff Sergeant
Daiuto, Joseph, CPL, (1952-1955) 60 6413 Corporal
Jones, Grover D, SSgt, (1950-1953) 13 1345 Corporal
Wilcox, Lee, MGySgt 11 1121 Corporal
Mangrum, Richard, LtGen, (1929-1967) Colonel
Kinney, John, BGen, (1941-1959) Lieutenant Colonel
Miller, Marlin, GySgt, (1942-1952) Gunnery Sergeant
Miller, Marlin, GySgt, (1942-1952) Gunnery Sergeant
LaFrance, Roderick, Sgt Sergeant
Batterton, Boeker, BGen Colonel

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