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LTC Albert J Galen

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LTC Albert J Galen

Birth
Radersburg, Broadwater County, Montana, USA
Death
16 May 1936 (aged 60)
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Burial
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA GPS-Latitude: 46.6273306, Longitude: -112.0201528
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Albert was awarded the highest non-combat medal awarded by the US military. I would appreciate your consideration in adding the following information to his memorial page. Thanks in advance for your help, Best regards, Gerry (G47)
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Lieut. Colonel Galen was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) for invaluable services rendered to the government of the United States as judge advocate general of the American expeditionary forces in Siberia during the World War. Brig. Gen. William S. Graves, who was commander-in-chief of the American expeditionary forces in Siberia, presented the medal at military ceremonies on 16 January 1923 at the statehouse grounds in Helena, MT before an assembled gathering of distinguished guests, family and friends. The citation reads as follows:

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service as judge advocate of the American expeditionary forces in Siberia. He organized this important department and administered its affairs with conspicuous efficiency. His marked legal ability, sound judgment and untiring efforts were important factors in the splendid work of his department, and he at all times handled with great success the various military and international problems with which he was confronted. He contributed materially to the success of the forces in Siberia and rendered conspicuous service in a position of great responsibility."


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Albert was awarded the highest non-combat medal awarded by the US military. I would appreciate your consideration in adding the following information to his memorial page. Thanks in advance for your help, Best regards, Gerry (G47)
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Lieut. Colonel Galen was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) for invaluable services rendered to the government of the United States as judge advocate general of the American expeditionary forces in Siberia during the World War. Brig. Gen. William S. Graves, who was commander-in-chief of the American expeditionary forces in Siberia, presented the medal at military ceremonies on 16 January 1923 at the statehouse grounds in Helena, MT before an assembled gathering of distinguished guests, family and friends. The citation reads as follows:

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service as judge advocate of the American expeditionary forces in Siberia. He organized this important department and administered its affairs with conspicuous efficiency. His marked legal ability, sound judgment and untiring efforts were important factors in the splendid work of his department, and he at all times handled with great success the various military and international problems with which he was confronted. He contributed materially to the success of the forces in Siberia and rendered conspicuous service in a position of great responsibility."


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  • Added: Jun 5, 2013
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111827784/albert_j-galen: accessed ), memorial page for LTC Albert J Galen (16 Jan 1876–16 May 1936), Find a Grave Memorial ID 111827784, citing Resurrection Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA; Maintained by Alsjoy (contributor 47037542).