Brigadier General, United States Army
Private, Corporal and Sergeant, Troop H, 6th United Stated Cavalry, 4 May 1898 to 9 August 1900
Second Lieutenant, 10th United States Cavalry, 25 July 1900
First Lieuenant, 2 February 1901
General Palmer served in the Spanish-American
War, World War I and World War II. He died on 28 July 1958 and was
buried in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Madeline
Harding Palmer (18 November 1878-6 September 1958) is buried with him.
His father, George Henry Palmer, Major, United
States Army (Medal of Honor Recipient) is buried in Section 3 of Arlington
National Cemetery. Buried nearby in Section 30 is his son, Bruce
Palmer, Jr., General, United States Army.
Thank you very much for your heartening website. Would you please consider adding to the web page of Brigadier General Bruce Palmer, Sr. that his son-in-law and daughter are buried near him - in addition to his son, General Bruce Palmer, Jr. His daughter is my mother, Marcella Palmer Blanchard, and her husband, Colonel Wendell Blanchard, (4th Armored Division Reserve Command at Bastogne) is my father; their graves are near those of her father, Bruce, Sr., and brother, Bruce Palmer, Jr., and their wives in Section 30.
Thank you in any case! --Lydia
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003