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David Clinton Palmer

David Clinton Palmer

                         Name: David Clinton Palmer

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

                         Unit: CO C, 5th ENG BN, 5th MAR Div, FMF

                         Rank: Corporal

                         Dates of Service:4/9/1943-1/19/1946

                         Theater of Service: Asiatic-Pacific

On 25 February 1945, David Palmer was wounded in action on Iwo Jima.  His brother, James D. Palmer, received the following letter from the Marine Corps almost six weeks later.  Later James learned that his brother had recovered from his wounds. 

David Clinton Palmer was born on December 1, 1922, in Fairfax County, Virginia; he was the son of Samuel W. Palmer (1867-) and Lelia (Elam) Palmer (1882-).  David passed away on September 2, 1987, in Kansas City, Kansas, and he is buried at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas.

David Clinton Palmer Gravestone, Leavenworth National Cemetery

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