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Turner Galyan, 87, of Azle and husband of Anita Miller Galyan, formerly a longtime Casa Grande teacher, died Jan. 31, 2001.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mills-Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers, Okla.

Mr. Galyan retired after 25 years in the Army. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 1st Special Services Division, called the Black Devils by the Germans for their reputation as night fighters. He also served in the Korean War.

He lived in Antlers for 15 years before moving to Texas.

[Casa Grande Dispatch (Arizona) 2 Feb 2001]

[courtesy of Donna Willison Head]

Grave marker for Turner Galyan in the Antlers City Cemetery, Antlers (Pushmataha county), Oklahoma.

Turner enlisted at Ft riley, KS on 6 August 1935. 

His early service record is unknown.  On 16 January 1945 he was transferred from the 92nd replacement Depot to the Medical Detachment, 508th PIR.

T4 Galyans  military decorations include the Bonze Service Arrowhead device for Southern France Campaign and Airborne Operations.

Turner subsequently served during the Korean War and retired as a Specialist 5th Class

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