[courtesy of "Scout"]
Grave marker for John A. Palmer in Section C, Lot 48,
Brookhouser Cemetery, Saegertown (Crawford county), Pennsylvania.
registered for the draft in his hometown of Saegertown, PA on 30 June
1942 and was inducted into the Army in Erie, PA on 5 May 1943.
On 25 July 1944, Pvt Palmer was transferred from 82nd
Airborne Division Headquarters, Leicester, England to Hq 1st,
His military decorations include the Bronzer Servicer
Arrowhead device awarded for the Holland campaign and Airborne
operations; and the Combat Infantryman Badge awarded for action during
the campaign, 18 December 1944 to 20 February 1945.
He was discharged on 12 March 1946.
John submitted this application for the Pennsylvania WWII
Veterans Bonus program. He was credited with 15 months of domestic
duty and 21 months of foreign service and was awarded a $465 bonus.
John suffered from cardio vascular disease for 210 years
before a heart attack (cardio thrombosis) took his life at the age of 43
years on 23 September 1967.