From a contemporary press report:
Paul R. Tyler, 86, a major general who was quartermaster general of the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, died of multi-organ systems failure March 6, 2000 at Genesis Eldercare in Easton, Maryland. He lived in Alexandria. Virginia.
General Tyler was a native of Rochester, New York, and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He served in the South Pacific, China and the Philippines during World War II, and in Korea during the conflict there.
After retiring from active duty in 1969, he was a consultant and helped the Iranian military computerize its supply system.
His honors included the Distinguished Service and Navy Commendation medals. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria, the Retired Officers Association, the U.S. Naval Institute and the Marine Corps Association.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, R. Rita Carroll Tyler of Alexandria; four children, Marie R. U'Ren of Easton, retired Navy Commander Paula J. Tyler of Deland, Fla., Carol R. Day of Potomac and Paul R. Tyler Jr. of Richmond; a brother; and four grandchildren.
TYLER, MAJOR GENERAL PAUL R., USMC (Ret.)
On Monday, March 6, 2000, MAJOR GENERAL PAUL ROBERT TYLER, USMC (Ret.), devoted husband of R. Rita Tyler of Alexandria, VA; loving father of Marie R. U'Ren, Commander Paula J. Tyler, USN (Ret.), Carol R. Day and Paul R. Tyler Jr.; dear brother of James E. Tyler. Grandfather of four. Major General Tyler was assigned the duty of Quartermaster General during the Vietnam War, before retiring in 1969 after 33 years of service. Funeral services will be held at the Old Post
Fort Myer Chapel in Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 10:45 a.m. Anyone wishing to attend should be at the chapel by 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
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