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Bruce Palmer, Jr
Birth: Apr. 13, 1913
Death: Oct. 10, 2000

United States Army General. His father was United States Army Brigadier General Bruce Palmer Sr., and his grandfather, Major George Henry Palmer, received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Civil War. He graduated sixth in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1936, and served in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war, he became a tactics instructor in the infantry school at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was a 1952 graduate of the Army War College and was its deputy commandant from 1959 to 1961. He became deputy commanding general to General William C. Westmoreland in Vietnam in 1967 and United States Army vice chief of staff, again under Westmoreland, in 1968. General Palmer was the Army's acting chief of staff in 1972 and retired in 1974 as Commander in Chief of the Army Readiness Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. His other assignments included a tour as White House liaison officer to the Army's chief of staff and deputy chief of staff. After retiring from active duty, he served two years as executive director of the Defense Manpower Commission. From 1976 to 1984, he was a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a military member of the Central Intelligence Agency's military review panel and the agency's Center for the Study of Intelligence. His decorations included five Army Distinguished Service Medals, an Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, a Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Air Medal. He also held the director of central intelligence's National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Bruce Palmer (1878 - 1958)
  Madeline Harding Palmer (1878 - 1958)
  Kathryn M Palmer (1917 - 1996)
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 30, Lot 389 LH
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 20, 2003
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