Bruce Palmer of Kansas, born 27 July 1878
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.
BRIG GEN CAV USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/27/1878
DATE OF DEATH: 07/28/1958
DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/01/1958
BURIED AT: SECTION 30 SITE 387 RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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