Galer, Robert, BGen

Deceased
 
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 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
 
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
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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  1954-1957, 9907, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)



From Month/Year
June / 1954
To Month/Year
July / 1957
Unit
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) Unit Page
Rank
Colonel
MOS
9907-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Location
Not Specified
Country/State
District Of Columbia
 
 
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Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Type
HQ/Command Elements
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Major Commands
Strength
Schools/Other
Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2019
   
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
Served as Assistant Director/Director, Guided Missiles Division, Bureau of Aeronautics, Dept. of the Navy.

Other Memories
Retired on July 31, 1957 & Promoted to BGen.

   
   
My Photos For This Unit
HQMC (1954-1957)
90 Members Also There at Same Time
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)

Anderson, Norman, MGen, (1936-1972) 99 9907 Colonel
Jewson, Winston E., Col, (1941-1968) 99 9907 Colonel
Pate, Randolph, Gen, (1921-1959) 99 9903 General
Brice, William, Gen, (1917-1956) 99 9903 Lieutenant General
Twining, Merrill Barber, Gen, (1923-1959) 99 9903 Major General
Adams, Wayne H, BGen, (1931-1961) 99 9903 Brigadier General
Berkeley, James P, LtGen, (1927-1965) 99 9903 Brigadier General
Bethel, Ion M., MGen, (1925-1958) 99 9903 Brigadier General
Louther, Karl, BGen, (1925-1956) 99 9903 Brigadier General
Luckey, Robert, LtGen, (1927-1963) 99 9903 Brigadier General
Adams, Wayne H, BGen, (1931-1961) 99 9904 Colonel
Blais, James, BGen, (1936-1957) 99 9905 Colonel
Buse, Jr, Henry William, LtGen, (1934-1970) 99 9906 Colonel
Hamblet, Julia, Col, (1943-1965) 99 9905 Colonel
Reynaud, Joseph, BGen, (1935-1965) 99 9904 Colonel
Sanders, Alvin, BGen, (1938-1967) 99 9905 Colonel
Weede, Richard Garfield, LtGen 99 9906 Colonel
Fris, Edward, LtGen, (1943-1975) 99 9905 Lieutenant Colonel
Haynes, Fred, MGen, (1942-1977) 99 9905 Lieutenant Colonel
Brooks, Donald, BGen, (1940-1974) 99 9905 Major
Leblanc, Leo, MGen, (1948-1984) 99 9905 Major
Carson, William, LtGen, (1953-1990) 99 9905 Captain
Mcclintock, Bain, BGen, (1946-1982) 99 9905 Captain
Chase, Kenneth, SgtMaj, (1940-1970) 99 9999 Sergeant Major
Ariola, Carl, Col, (1954-1986) 3 0302 Colonel
Berry, Jr, Joseph Howard, Col, (1929-1954) 8060 Colonel
Davis, Raymond, Gen, (1938-1972) 3 0302 Colonel
Davis, Raymond, Gen, (1938-1972) 2 0203 Colonel
Krulak, Victor Harold, LtGen, (1934-1968) 1 0130 Colonel
Tirschfield, William, Col, (1957-1985) 8 0802 Colonel
Blandford, John Russell, MGen, (1937-1976) 44 4402 Lieutenant Colonel
Clapp, Archie J, Col, (1943-1969) 75 7597 Lieutenant Colonel
Lucius, Willis, Col, (1932-1956) 33 3302 Lieutenant Colonel
Reusser, Kenneth, Col, (1941-1968) 75 7598 Lieutenant Colonel
Simmons, Edwin, BGen, (1942-1978) 3 0302 Lieutenant Colonel
Barrow, Robert, Gen, (1942-1983) 3 0302 Major
Bucher, Richard Reilly, Maj, (1942-1963) 3 0302 Major
Flake, William Lindsey, BGen, (1941-1971) 3 0302 Major
Hubbard, Jay W, BGen, (1940-1972) 75 7506 Major
Jones, Vera Mae, Col, (1949-1969) 1 0102 Major
McNulty, John Sebastian, Maj, (1948-1961) 72 7277 Major
Vaught, Francis, MGen, (1942-1975) 30 3010 Major
Burt, Floyd R, Capt, (1941-1965) 26 Captain
Ferry, Richard, Capt, (1949-1964) 3 0300 Captain
Holmberg, William C, LtCol, (1946-1974) 3 0302 Captain
Holmberg, William C, LtCol, (1946-1974) 3 0302 Captain
Kammeier, Cyril, Capt, (1951-1974) 1 0131 Captain
Kleberger, Doris V, LtCol, (1943-1966) 59 5910 Captain
Langan, Eugene Francis, Capt, (1942-1956) 3 0302 Captain
Brosnihan, Edward, MSgt, (1953-1987) 30 3043 Master Sergeant
Langley, Joseph, SgtMaj, (1940-1970) 1 0149 Master Sergeant
Hutchens, Warren, GySgt, (1951-1971) 1 0141 Gunnery Sergeant
Baeta, Delphine Biaggi, 1stSgt, (1943-1968) 1 0182 Technical Sergeant
Eastman, Dorothy Patricia, SSgt, (1944-1958) 1 0121 Staff Sergeant
McCormack, James S, Capt, (1949-1970) 34 Staff Sergeant
Ulrich, Frederick E., SSgt, (1945-1965) 1 0141 Staff Sergeant
Bigelow, Regina Mary, Sgt, (1952-1956) 1 405 Sergeant
Bonner Sr, D., PFC, (1948-1955) 30 3049 Sergeant
Clouse, Charles, Sgt, (1954-1957) 1 0141 Sergeant

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