Full Name: GERARD VINCENT PALMA
Date of Birth: 9/24/1941
Date of Casualty: 4/19/1969
Home of Record: HAMMONTON, NEW JERSEY
Branch of Service: ARMY
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: BIEN HOA
Graduated at the United States Military Academy in the class of 1964.
GERARD VINCENT PALMA
CAPT – O3 – Army – Regular – 1204
27 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on September 24, 1941
From HAMMONTON, NEW JERSEY
Length of service 4 years.
His tour of duty began on Aug 04, 1968
Casualty was on Apr 19, 1969
in BIEN HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds
HELICOPTER – NONCREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Arlington National Cemetery Sect 8, 5518-E
Jerry Palma was my classmate, my ranger buddy and my friend. He loved being a soldier and he was good at it. At the time of his death, Jerry was a cavalry troop commander in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, a job to which he had aspired for years. He was an American hero who will remain alive forever in the hearts and minds of the friends he left behind.
PALMA, GERARD V
- DATE OF BIRTH: 09/24/1941
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/19/1969
- BURIED AT: SECTION 8 SITE 5518-E
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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