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William Palmer Military Service Portrait


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William Palmer Military Service Portrait


William F. Palmer
PFC United States Army
F Company
182nd Infantry American Division

Born: 1919
Died: Nov 21, 1942

Bill had been in the Army almost two years, having joined in March 1941. In the last letter to his motlier, dated October 30, 1942, he indicated that he would take her to England after the war.

A letter from the Company Commander reported that he was killed while his Company was attacking the enemy at Guadalcanal. A squad leader had recalled that Bill was one of the extreme left flank of the First Platoon. During a counter attack by F Company, Bill was killed instantly, and Larry Murphy, who was beside Bill, died of wounds that night.

The portrait is on display in the Maynard Veterans' Wall of Honor in the Soup Campbell Room, Lower Level of Maynard Town Hall.




Description researched and provided by Andrew Mitzcavitch
See 2019.155

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Framed Photo 8x10

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches