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First Name: Wayne

Last Name: Palmer

Birthplace: New Castle, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: Fort Worth, TX

Date of Birth: 23 May 1922

Date of Death: 22 December 2008

Rank or Rate: Lieutenant (junior grade)

Years Served:
Wayne Palmer

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Wayne Palmer

Lieutenant (jg), U. S. Navy

Silver Star

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 368 (October 1947)
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Wayne Palmer, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy from 27 March 1945 to 1 April 1945, as a member of Underwater Demolition Team SEVENTEEN (UDT-17) assault unit participating in the assault landing in the Okinawa Gunto
In the face of enemy rifle, machine gun and mortar fire, he bravely prepared the way for the operations of combat troops and by his courageous devotion to duty contributed greatly to the success of this hazardous mission. His courage and conduct throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316457   Created by: drjones46




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