Beightler, Robert. S.
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.