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December 16, 2014
To my Friend;
John F Palmer, IV, Army Veteran, Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, which means that he was a "giant among men", as well as being one of the most decorated men in York, Pa.
I came to York in, in 1997; I first met J.P. at the American Legion Post 794, where we had our first, of many conversations about our life's experiences.
I quickly learned that he had some special topics and interests:
1. His wife, Ruthie
2. His children and their
accomplishments
3. His family & friends
4. York, Pa
5. Being a postal worker
6. His Country
7. His service in the U.S. Army,
especially the 101st Airborne
Both of us, being Vietnam Veterans, were able to exchange a few war stories. I knew that he was awarded a purple heart, for wounds he sustained in Vietnam. We talked of the time he spent in Colorado, recovering from wounds and why he became a Denver Bronco Fan.
J.P. had a strong interest in military history. When I did research for different projects like, The Buffalo Soldiers, The Tuskegee Airman, the desegregation of the US Military, I would share the information with him, because he loved the military along with his and the service of African Americans.
J.P. was a life member of the American Legion #127 & 794, Veterans' of Foreign Wars # 556, as well as a member of his 101 Airborne Association.
J.P. wanted every one to know and remember the contribution of African Americans in this countries conflict.
He was the organizer for the 127 and 794 Vets to attend the annual veterans' day breakfast, he made sure we all had tickets, which I missed this year, because he didn't call, as a result, I missed the event for the first time since 1998.
We will all miss our brother, our friend, our neighbor and our comrade, but we will always remember his smile, gentle manner, his love for his family, and the pride of his children's accomplishments.
His legacy is one that cannot be duplicated, but one we all should honor and remember.
Rest I peace my friend and comrade!!

Your Friend,
Leo Cooper
December 14, 2014
Johnny
You were like one of my brother's to me. And I will miss you deeply. And now you are in a better place.
Never to be forgotten
Love Always
R.Mohr
December 10, 2014
December 10, 2014
I can not believe you have been gone for a year Johnny. I am so grateful for the time I got to know you, to be friends, to be part of your family. Michael and I think of you every single day. Your personality shines through in Junie. I am sure you are up in heaven looking down and laughing as we throw the ball for him for the thousandth time that day. You will never be forgoten.
Love
(Aunt) Monica
December 08, 2014
Dear Johnnie,
Where do I begin, You will be always be OLD MAN, to me. I Loved you then and I will miss your caring way that you had for Shannon and I.
love you always, Margo and Shannon
December 05, 2014
Hey dad , it's hard to believe that a year has gone by, I'm missing you so much. Still feels so fresh to me i often find myself wondering why you had to leave. I think of you all the time, your smile, how proud you were of me, our breakfast dates our lunch dates and our yard cleaning days. We had a special father and daughter bond. We liked the same things, and if something made me mad it made you mad too, you were always on my side. No one will take your place. I'm not one much for words but I love and miss you . Your daughter.
December 05, 2014
Uncle Johnny,

It has been a year today that God has called you home. There is not a day that goes by that you are not thought of in a loving and funny way. I often think of all the conversations we shared. I could always talk to you about anything. Thank you for always listening to me and providing me with positive guidance. Today at the VFW Post 556 your friends and I reminisced about all of the good times we had with you and how you were full of life and fun. Myself and Shonna laugh about all of the times we would try to buy you a new movie as a gift and how you would already have the movie. We will always love you.

Carl "Lil Johnny" Williams III and DaShonna Hedgepeth
December 05, 2014
Uncle Johnny

How time flies. I can't believe it's been a year already. I remember all the times you made me laugh. All we had was good times together. There was never a dull moment around you. My sisters and I still talk about you, and how funny you were. Making us smile and giving us your love was more than we could of asked for. You will always be in our hearts. We miss you all the time. We will always be grateful to have had someone as amazing as you in our lives. Its still not easy. Things like this aren't meant to be. But you will live on in us until we meet again. We love you so much Uncle Johnny.
December 04, 2014

Mr. Palmer
It has been almost a year since we said our final goodbye, I remember it as if it were yesterday. Although it has not been easy, the many good memories we have of you bring about smiles and laughter. Thank you for always making me feel like a daughter, laughter at my expense only made me feel more like one of your own :-) I love you and I miss you but your memory will forever live on.

Never to Be Forgotten

Never to be forgotten is....
The smile upon your face

Never to be forgotten is......
All the pain you help to erase

Never to be forgotten is......
Your heart and love so true

You had to leave but will never be forgotten
For our lives are richly blessed
To have had the pleasure of knowing you

"Gees O Boom"

Rest Easy Mr. Palmer

Love Always
December 03, 2014
My Johnny,
This is a poem you gave to me;

When you've loved someone for as long as you can remember, and you can no longer imagine an unshared tomorrow, you have discovered the meaning of forever......

I miss you everyday and everyday after that. My life has surely been blessed with you in my life. Love you

Your Wife, Ruthie
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