Benjamin Robison Kommor
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Memorial services were held for Captain Benjamin Robison Kommor, 30 year of age, at 2:00 pm Sunday, July 21, Temple Israel, 2312 Kanawha Blvd. E, Charleston, West Virginia. Captain Kommor died at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where he was on active duty, serving the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division in Military Intelligence.
Benjamin, the son of Dr. Martin Jay Kommor and Dr. Joan Robison Palmintier, was born and raised in Charleston, WV where he graduated with honors from George Washington High School in 2001. He was a member of all-district chorus and was a National Merit Scholar. He graduated on the Dean's List from Virginia Tech in 2005 with a degree in Political Science. He was an Assistant Editor on the college newspaper with heartfelt editorials written with maturity beyond his years.
Benjamin joined the U.S. Army in 2006 and obtained the rank of Captain, serving his country on full tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. His last posting was at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where he relished the challenge of Military Intelligence.
A hint of Ben's love of life was noted in his winning smile and his dedication to his family, friends and work. He cherished excellent cuisine and fine wines, computer gaming, and books and movies which challenged his intellect. He fully enjoyed the work in Military Intelligence offered by the Army. This had been a lifelong desire.
Along with his parents, Benjamin is survived by his stepmother Kathie K. Kommor of Charleston, WV and his stepfather Dr. Jon S. Palmintier of Lafayette, LA, stepsiblings Jennifer Hoffman of Las Vegas, NV and Stephanie Franco and her husband Tony of Denver, CO, Bryan Palmintier and his wife Michele of Golden, CO, Karin Palmintier Price and her husband Jason of Lakewood, CO, grandparents Alvin and Selma Kommor, aunt Sandee Kommor Miller and her husband Lester, aunt Shelley Kommor Cozzens and her husband Rick, cousin Brian Miller and his wife Pia, cousin Loren Miller, cousin Robert Cozzens, all of Louisville, KY, cousin Will Slaughter and his wife Betsy Fitzpatrick of Pittsburgh, PA and cousin Michael Slaughter and his wife Holly of Baton Rouge, LA.
Benjamin's family and friends will miss him dearly, but will forever cherish the times he was with them.
Condolences may be sent to the family by viewing the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com
Martin & Castille Funeral Home
Published in the The Advertiser from July 27 to July 28, 2013