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Maj Robert Edward Galpin
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1917
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 2004
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA


When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

"One Moment More."

Maj. Robert Galpin, Retired US Army WWII Veteran, died on August 24, 2004. He was 87. Born on August 16, 1917 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Arthur Edward Galpin and Katherine Lillian Brünnemann, Mr. Galpin had a distinguished military career, which included service in World War II with the Americal Division in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns. He retired from the Army in 19**, after 20 years of service, and then launched a 25-year career as a civil service officer with the Army, Navy, and Marines. Mr. Galpin is survived by his wife of 57 years and four daughters and their families.


Letter from a fellow Americal Division soldier

Dear Bob,

I don't know if you remember me or not. I do recall you. When I joined HQ BTRY, 221 FA BN on the banks of the Quange River in New Caledonia, you were the NonCom in charge of the antitank platoon. Man was I green when I was put in your charge.

I joined the survey team along with Ed McFarland and Sgt. Jimmy Walker. In Fiji I joined the radio Section and on Bougainville the FDC until the 221st Bn sent me home from Yokuska, Japan.

In Bougainville, you and I with the others took a test supervised by Major Spooner who asked what a "gung meter" was and it turned out to be the old aiming circle which was a French invention for Napoleon's artillery.

I hope that these old memories of mine coincide with any that you might have to recall the old comradeship of the 221st FA BN and the Americal experience.

During the Korean Conflict I helped train 8 in the S P howitzer crews. I ran into Col. Hill and he complimented me by saying that "The battery will be well trained" when he saw I was wearing my Americal patch.

Sincere wishes and hope you are in the best of health,



"American Division Memorial"

Family links: 
  Arthur Edward Galpin (1889 - 1919)
  Catherine Lillian Brunnemann Galpin (1881 - 1919)
  Aniceta De Vera Geminiano Galpin (1925 - 2012)
  Joseph Galpin (1948 - 1948)*
  Mary Ann Galpin (1949 - 1949)*
  Bert Henry Galpin (1950 - 1950)*
  Martha Jennie Galpin Osterman (1910 - 1985)*
  Katherine Lillian Galpin Haviland Judkins (1911 - 1992)*
  William Louis Galpin (1913 - 1985)*
  Arthur Frederick Galpin (1914 - 1972)*
  Robert Edward Galpin (1917 - 2004)
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 6-PP Row 9 Site 1
Created by: vabloom
Record added: Jul 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15025271
Maj Robert Edward Galpin
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Maj Robert Edward Galpin
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Maj Robert Edward Galpin
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 Added: Feb. 3, 2007

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