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Grave marker for John A. Palmer in Section C, Lot 48, Brookhouser Cemetery, Saegertown (Crawford county), Pennsylvania.

John 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, 508th PIR.

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.

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