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GALER, ROBERT EDWARD - Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient WW II

GALER, ROBERT EDWARD - Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient WW II

Posted: 12 Jan 2007 6:12PM GMT
Classification: Military
Surnames: Galer
GALER, ROBERT EDWARD

Rank and organization: Major, U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Fighter Sqdn. 244. Place: Solomon Islands Area. Entered service at: Washington. Born: 23 October 1913, Seattle, Wash. Other Navy awards: Navy Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross. Citation: For conspicuous heroism and courage above and beyond the call of duty as leader of a marine fighter squadron in aerial combat with enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands area. Leading his squadron repeatedly in daring and aggressive raids against Japanese aerial forces, vastly superior in numbers, Maj. Galer availed himself of every favorable attack opportunity, individually shooting down 11 enemy bomber and fighter aircraft over a period of 29 days. Though suffering the extreme physical strain attendant upon protracted fighter operations at an altitude above 25,000 feet, the squadron under his zealous and inspiring leadership shot down a total of 27 Japanese planes. His superb airmanship, his outstanding skill and personal valor reflect great credit upon Maj. Galer's gallant fighting spirit and upon the U.S. Naval Service.


Also recieved the Legion of Merit, The Distinguished Flying Cross, and Purple Heart


Source: http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/moh1.htm


BURIAL INFORMATION

Location: Austin, Texas
Cemetery: Texas State Cemetery


Born: 1913 Seattle, WA

Died: 2005


Source, additional information and cemetery monument photo:

http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_go/galer...

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Galer

Note: This is not my ancestry. I have NO additional information. I am just passing along information that may be useful.

* Feel free to pass this on to other appropriate resources.

Re: GALER, ROBERT EDWARD - Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient WW II

Posted: 31 May 2010 5:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galer/Sullivan
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Re: GALER, ROBERT EDWARD - Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient WW II

Posted: 3 Oct 2010 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galer/Rein
Helen was adopted by Lillian Galer and her husband Geo. A. Rein, King Co. Washington, abt, 1916 or 17.

Re: GALER, ROBERT EDWARD - Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient WW II

Posted: 4 Oct 2010 2:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Was that a relative? Was the adoption in King Co? Thank you kindly for your info.
Pat

Re: GALER, ROBERT EDWARD - Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient WW II

Posted: 14 Jan 2011 4:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Could you supply any direction on how I could research my mother's timeline since she was adopted under the name of Helen Rein or did she keep the name of Galer? Do you know of any other direct contacts?

Re: GALER, ROBERT EDWARD - Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient WW II

Posted: 22 Aug 2011 2:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galer, Seversen
Do you know if Helen's name was changed to "Rein" and whether they lived in Seattle or Oregon. If Oregon, where in Oregon? Thank you. Pat

Re: GALER, ROBERT EDWARD - Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient WW II

Posted: 22 Aug 2011 2:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galer, Seversen
Do you know if Helen's name was changed to "Rein" and whether they lived in Seattle or Oregon. If Oregon, where in Oregon? Thank you. Pat
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