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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  1936, The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
The Basic School (Quantico, VA)

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Start Date 
Jun, 1936

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  10 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Blais, James, BGen, (1936-1957) Jul, 1936
Britt, Wade Hampton, Maj, (1936-1943) Jul, 1936
Castle, Noel Oker, Capt, (1936-1942) Jul, 1936
Crouch, William Lee, Maj, (1936-1944) A 01 Jul, 1936
Fontana, Paul John, MGen, (1936-1973) Jul, 1936
Millington, William A, BGen, (1936-1956) Jul, 1936
Platt, Wesley, Col, (1936-1951) 010 Jul, 1936
Robertshaw, Louis, LtGen, (1936-1971) Jul, 1936
Schultz, Maynard Conrad, LtCol, (1936-1944) 010 Jul, 1936
Smith, John, Col, (1936-1960) Jul, 1936
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