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Located on the ground floor of the Statehouse in the North Light Court

 

This tablet is dedicated to Marysville, Ohio, native Major General Robert S. Robert Beightler, who had an extraordinary record of service for the military and the State of Ohio.

 

Beightler Memorial

MAJOR GENERAL

ROBERT S. BEIGHTLER

1892 - 1978

SOLDIER, STATESMAN, BUILDER AND ENGINEER

HE SERVED HIS STATE AND COUNTRY WELL

MILITARY SERVICE:

ENILISTED IN THE OHIO NATIONAL GUARD IN 1911

MEXICAN BORDER WAR, 1916 - 1917

WORLD WAR I, 166TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 42ND RAINBOW

DIVISION, 1917 - 1918

WAR DEPARTMENT GENERAL STAFF, 1932 - 1936

WORLD WAR II, COMMANDING GENERAL 37TH (BUCKEYE) INFANTRY

DIVISON, 1940 - 1945

PRESIDENT, AREMY PERSONNEL BOARD, 1947

COMMANDING GENERAL, 5TH ARMORED DIVISION, 1948

COMMANDING GENERAL, MARIANAS - BONIN COMMAND, GUAM, 1949

MILITARY GOVERNOR AND BUILDER OF OKINAWA MILITARY BASE, 1950 - 1953

SERIVE TO OHIO:

OHIO HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, 1920 - 1930

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - OHIO TURNPIKE COMMISSION, 1953 - 1955

MEMBER - OHIO TURNPIKE COMMISSION, 1955 - 1962

OHIO'S GENERAL BEIGHTLER AND THE 37TH (BUCKEYE) INFANTRY DIVISION ARE NOW HISTORY BUT THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND SACRIFICES WILL LIVE FOREVER WHEREREVER THE TORCH OF FREEDOM BURNS.

Beightler, Robert. S.

 

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