FLORENCE, WI, US
U.S. MARINE CORPS
LCPL, 1ST TSB, CLR-1, 1ST MLG, (CLB-7, I MEF FWD), CAMP PENDLETON, CA
04/02/2006, IRAQ ASR URANIUM
Our son, LCPL Eric A. Palmisano, was an amazing young man. He was only 27 years old when he was killed, and his whole life was waiting for him upon his return from Iraq, including his fiancé Claire. Eric had only been in the Marine Corps for 13 months, including boot camp training, and had been in Iraq for only 2 months. During that time he became a proud, exemplary Marine, and he followed in the proud tradition of a family of Marines, with his grandfather, his uncle and his cousin having been Marines before him.
Eric had a brilliant mind motivated by the heart of a child. He also had an amazing sense of humor which he used to help others through hard times. He is missed by so many and we are so grateful to him for his Ultimate Sacrifice for our freedom.