George Toriello sent me this information January 20, 2020 on Archie Palmer’s service.  His name is on the Plaque at Hackensack City Hall.   According to Military records, Archie Palmer was born on April 17, 1924 in North Carolina.  The 1940 Census reveals he was living with his mother Louise and sister Bertha at 174 High Street in Hackensack, NJ at the age of 16.  Archie Palmer was a Private First Class with the Quartermaster Corps and was killed while serving in Germany on
February 8, 1945 according to his son’s obituary.

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Apparently, Archie Palmer was repatriated and is buried at Long Island Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA.

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Archie Palmer married Mary Keyes in 1942 and they had a son Robert Archie Palmer who was born in 1943 and died in 1970.  Robert A. Palmer, who grew up in Paterson, joined the U.S. Air Force in 1959 and died of a Pulmonary Embolism while in Nakon Phanom, Thailand.  He had served seven years in Vietnam before dying of natural causes.

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Let us never forget the family sacrifice.

Written by:
Bob Meli
April 4, 2020 


Background image of Soldiers from the 4185th Quartermaster Service Company loading trucks with rations bound for frontline troops September 1944 in Liege, Belgium obtained from: