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
He lived in Antlers for 15
years before moving to Texas.
[Casa Grande Dispatch (Arizona) 2 Feb 2001]
[courtesy of Donna
Grave marker for Turner
Galyan in the Antlers City Cemetery, Antlers (Pushmataha county),
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