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USMC/COMBAT HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION
Brothers (& Sisters) Killed in Action in USMC Helicopters or while assigned to USMC Helicopter or Tiltrotor Squadrons in Vietnam



681015   MABS-16     Vietnam

Incident Date 681015 MABS-16 Ground N/A Accidental Homicide

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Palmer, Gary James PVT Grnd Casualty MABS-16 1stMAW 681015 (vvm 41W:065)


PALMER GARY JAMES : 2354877 : USMC : PVT : E1 : 1391 (Bulk Fuel Specialist) : 19681015 : Ground Casualty, Non-Hostile, Accidental Homicide : Quang Nam : 00 : 19471002 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 41W : 65


Family Narrative:

I am the daughter of Gary Palmer and was wondering if anyone had know exactly what happened to my father. All I know is that he was killed by someone he knew, returning back from guard duty one morning.
Submitted by Janet Bitzer, daughter of Pvt. Gary Palmer

Personal Narrative:
I REMEMBER PALMER FROM REACTIONARY PLATOON I WAS ASSIGNED TO WHEN I WAS WITH H&MS-16. WE WERE ASSIGNED 30 OR 60 DAYS GUARD DUTY OR WHATEVER IT WAS. I REMEMBER SPEAKING TO HIM ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. I DID NOT KNOW HIM VERY WELL. I THINK HE HAD JUST BEEN IN COUNTRY FOR A WHILE. I DO REMEMBER HIM FROM HIS PICTURE.
Submitted by L/CPL R. SAN MIGUEL, SPOKE WITH 0CCASIONALLY

Narrative from Friend:
My dad was Gary's platoon Sgt. and was there when Gary died, knew how it happened, and has been haunted ever since. I have known of his name and the tears that come with it since I was a boy. Please contact me asap. 734-915-7944.
Submitted by Dennis Mullins, Jr., father knew Gary Palmer

Pvt Gary James Palmer:


Submitted by MGySgt George Curtis, Popasmoke Admin


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