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PALMISANO, Lance Cpl Eric A. , 27, U.S. Marine Corps, Unit 41760, CLB-7 Trucking Co., died April 2, 2006, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in service to his country. Beloved son of Roberta "Bobbie" and Herb Samme and the late Salvatore L. Palmisano, II; loving brother of Salvatore (Darlene); dearest grandson of Sam and Marie Palmisano and Bob and Gloria McCauslin. He is also survived by his devoted fiance', Claire Kohake and his faithful canine companion, Hannah. Fond uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many, Eric will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Ooh Rah and Semper Fi. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Hursen Funeral Home, S.W. comer of Roosevelt and Mannheim Roads, Hillside/Westchester, Ill. Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Ill. Visitation will be 3-9 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Fisher House, www.fisherhouse.org, appreciated. Funeral information Toll-free 1-800-862-0082 or www.hursen.com. Hursen Funeral Home 4001 W. Roosevelt Road Hillside, IL 60162

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Published in TBO.com on Apr. 19, 2006.
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April 2, 2018
April 2, 2018. It's been 12 years now Eric and it feels like yesterday. Herb and I continue your legacy with our care package project and I promise you son that as long as I am breathing on this earth I will make sure that no one ever forgets you or your heroism. We love you son and miss you every single day. My heart aches for you but my faith assures me we will meet again. I love you so so very much Love, Madre❤
Bobbie Samme'
February 6, 2018
Eric, we had brife conversations when we were prepering to deploy and when we were in country. In our brife conversations I could see that the comments below are so true. I wish I could have drank a few with you before we deployed. Brother from the depth of my heart thank you for your service and you will forever live in the hearts of the many left behind. Marines never die they live on in the minds and the hearts of the brothers still fighting the fight.

CPL. Jorge Santana
Jorge Santana
April 2, 2017
So sorry for your loss ..Prayers and Love..Thank You Eric for your service to the USA and keeping us safe and comfy while you suffered the elements...Sorry that your service ended up taking your life ...Fly High with the Angels
Bonnie Burns
April 1, 2017
Dear Eric we want to thank you so much for the ultimate sacrifice, it has been so difficult to understand such a loss. Your Mom has a mission to help those in arms way I pray for God's love to hold her and comfort her and that she finds peace. Keep soaring like and Eagle.
Herbie and Carol Lantz
April 1, 2017
Eric, I never had the honor of meeting you; however, I feel like I know you because I have had the honor of meeting your mother and your grandparents. You have a wonderful family and people are doing wonderful things in your name. Thank you for your service, Sir. Rest peacefully. You are loved.
Chrissy Talo
April 1, 2017
Eric, it is the eve of your 11-year angelversary and I cannot believe it has been that long.
I miss you so much and want you to know that Herb and I still continue your legacy with the Palmisano Care Package Project. We are proud to have shipped 3,555 care packages since May 2006 to your brothers in arms serving overseas in harms way.
We will keep going until we just cannot do it ourselves, or until all of our troops come home safely to their loved ones.
You are missed, loved, and will NEVER be forgotten, not as long as your Madre' is breathing on this earth.
Soar like the eagle we know you are son, see you soon.
Hugs and kisses....
Mom & Herb
xxxooo
Eric Palmisano
December 13, 2015
Eric, Thank you for your service to our country. I have never met you but I feel like I know you looking at all the pictures that are on your website. You seem to have that Marine sense of humor that keeps us going in the most trying of situations. You are not with us here on earth but you and your family are still continuing the mission taking care of the troops. Thank you, Rest in Peace and Semper Fidelis
-T. Robles
October 13, 2015
Thank you so much Eric for your service to our country. You gave the ultimate sacrifice and there is no way to say thank you for that especially when the sacrifice you gave was your life. My son (born in 1978 also) is serving in the USAF and has been in the Middle East for more deployments than I care to count. I pray that you will continue to watch over your family as you do now. God Bless you.
Kim
September 16, 2015
LCpl. Palmisano,
Your service to your country is held with utmost respect. May you rest in eternal peace with the Lord above and continue to watch over your fellow soldiers who are apart from their families from the holes in the floor of heaven. God Bless.
Naidene Boer
August 31, 2015
Hello son. Today you are celebrating your 37th birthday, and your tenth birthday in Heaven. To your Madre, it has only been a matter of minutes, not years, since you've been gone. My only comfort is knowing you are peace with God. I miss you so much, more on days like today..but always every day. I am going to Grandma and Grandpa's house to have a birthday dinner for you, and we will release birthday balloons to you off of their deck. I hope you get at least one of them. They will be sent with a LOT of love. I miss you son. Every second of every day. I miss you. Love, Madre'
Bobbie Samme
August 18, 2015
Eric you have a heavenly birthday coming up your 37th i cant believe its been nine years i have no idea where the time has gone i hope your enjoying the time with your Dad and Hannah and Shannon puppy your Mom is doing a great job with the care package project but im sure you know that because you are watching over her love and miss you HERB
Herb Samme
August 16, 2015
Thank you Marine. Thank you Palmisano Family. Deepest respects,
-Sacramento Young Marines
UC Saenz
May 21, 2015
Hello son. It's mom. We're getting ready for memorial day in three days and I'm doing everything I possibly can to remind everyone that it is memorial day not barbecue day. Grandma and grandpa and I will go to Pine Mountain on Monday and we will release three balloons to you I hope you get them son ❤ Some days are harder than others and these kinds of holidays are always the hardest enjoy your time with your dad and with Hannah and I cannot wait to see you soon love you Madre
Bobbie Samme
May 21, 2015
Herb Samme
April 1, 2015
Hope you are having fun with Hannah now!
Hello son,it's Mom. Here we are at 9 years now. I know there is no time in heaven but there certainly is on earth. And time really goes so slowly when I think about you and how long you have been gone. You know how much I love and miss you right? But did you also know that not one single minute of any given day goes by without me thinking about you? It's true. Your legacy lives on through our Care Package Project and I promise you son that as long as I am breathing on this earth, NO ONE will ever forget you, EVER.
Love, Madre
xxxooo
Bobbie Samme
December 20, 2014
Hello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Palmisano Family and friends know that we will be sending Care Packages to troops in Afghanistan this week and we'll be dedicating several of these to your loved one. Each package will carry the name, photo and the hometown of Eric A. Palmisano US Marine Lance Corporal. We realize that this is a small tribute, but we do this with all respect and sincerity and we want you to know that it is made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals from across the American youth hockey community. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
March 3, 2014
God Bless You all..... Love the Residents and Staff at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wisconsin
August 31, 2013
Happy 35th birthday beloved son. We remember you always????????
Mom and Herb Samme
August 31, 2013
Happy 35th Heavenly Birthday Eric. We love and miss you so very much?????????????
Mom and Herb Samme
May 28, 2013
Thank you for sending my son, Andrew Bortolini a care package to Afghanistan. He is from the Crystal Falls & Iron Mtn area. He is a part of the 144th Military Police "THE BLACKHATS". He was part of the '46th out of Cheboygan but his unit's deployment was cancelled. He and 9 of his units soldiers volunteered to go with the 144th out of Corunda Mi, which is downstate. They only had a 1 week notice but none batted an eye and swiftly made the trek below the bridge to depart. By you sending him a package, it shows the whole unit that there are supporters behind them. This is critical for positive moral and I wholeheartedly want to thank you. I have no doubt that Andrew shared the contents with as many as he could. Again, you put a smile on several faces and you should be proud of yourselves. Thanks from a military mom: Sue B.
Sue Beauchamp
May 7, 2013
To the family of Lance Cpl. Eric A. Palmisano:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each 8-foot cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Freedom:Free, but Costly.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and there place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel. The Memorial Garden will remain until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 27 May (Memorial Day).

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/286-7296) or email the office (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 25 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday, 26 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
April 2, 2013
NEVER FORGOTTEN
Eric,
I didn't know you well but I know my husband is honored to have served with you. Thank you for your sacrifice for my freedom, for my children's freedom... Thank you to your beautiful mother, Herb & your brother for their sacrifice. Always in our prayers!
Goad Family
April 2, 2013
Eric,
You must be so proud of your mom. She has become the embodiment of what you stood for; she will remain Always Faithful to you, the Corps, and all soldiers. I know you give her strength while you protect her on the journey she has chosen.
Sempfer Fidelis.
Karen Mooney
April 2, 2013
In your Memory....Love you son...so very much..
Bobbie Samme
April 2, 2013
7 years today Eric. Where has the time gone? We miss you so much. Your momma is struggling but hanging on..with the grace of God and of course all of our (and your) friends. Thank you for your sacrifice for our freedom - we honor and remember you today - and miss you terribly. RIP Beloved son...we cannot wait to see you again.
Love, Mom & Herb
Bobbie Samme
April 2, 2013
"Let's honor those who gave up their tomorrow's so that we can have our today's"-unknown. Thank you Eric.
MS
February 12, 2013
thinkin of ya eric, you have a wonderful family who has done so much in ur name i cant begin to imagine how proud of them u are, like they are u, take care up there
chris skoglund
November 11, 2012
God bless you both. You are two wonderful people and your precious son has to be so proud of you. He truly does watch over you from heaven above and you will all meet again someday. Till then keep on the way you have since you lost your beloved boy.
A Mom of 2 "soldiers" and now they are both serving as Police Officers.
November 10, 2012
Thank you and bless you and your family!
SSgt Deborah Swanson
August 31, 2012
Happy Birthday Eric~We never met but we cannot thank you enough for giving your life for our freedom. I know you must have been an amazing man because your mother is such a strong, caring person for all she does for the troops in your honor, I can only imagine how wonderful you were. Your family and friends miss you so much and keep your memory alive with the care package project. I feel like I have met you because your picture is kept alive throughout our community. I hope you are one of my angels. God Bless you and your family!
Michelle Schneider
August 31, 2012
I never met you, but I've met your mom thru fb...what a wonderful mother you have....and family...How lucky they are to have such a wonderful "hero" up in heaven looking down over all your loved ones...still doing your job and watching over all the angels...our lord picks very special parent to go through a loss such as theirs...not every parent is picked..only those who meet all the requirements and yours did...may you live in their memory and in their lives forever..
Carmen Perez
August 31, 2012
Our very own "cool dude"
Good morning son and Happy 34th Heavenly Birthday to you with love from Mom and Herb. We are going to visit your gravesite today, even though we know you are not there. It is more for your mom that we be there. I know you understand that. We will release some birthday balloons with your name and picture tied to them. Nana and Papa will be there too, you know that Nana shares your birthday with you..she is 93 today..God Bless her, I so admire her strength..I could learn a lot from her. "Manly Matt" and Michelle will be there too. We are so happy that they can come too. You are so loved and so VERY MUCH missed. Give our love to your dad and Mike and Shannon too ok? So proud of you our hero.
God please keep your arms wrapped around our precious son ok? Thank you so much. Love, Mom & Herb xxxooo
Mom and Herb Samme
April 25, 2012
To the family of Lance Cpl. Eric A. Palmisano:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 27 May 2012. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served the United States and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Lest We Forget Freedom's Cost.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office, and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 26 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday 27 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
April 11, 2012
If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scene. They will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines. Stand Tall, Stand Proud Brother.

Semper Fidelis
Victor Singleton
April 3, 2012
I wish I had the opportunity to meet you. Although I think I have through your beautiful mother. I know you are so proud of her strength and devotion to those who continue to serve. And what Herb did?! Wow! There are many who will never forget. As long as we remember, your life will be revisited over and over again. God gave us the best! Say "hi" to Evan & Eric Poelman for me!!!
Lisa Bixler
April 3, 2012
Eric Just wanted to say you are still making people smile 6 years wow I still can't get that thru my mind after your return to be with your Dad and your heavenly Father loved and missed Herb
herb samme
April 3, 2012
Time may pass but you are never forgotten. Thank you Eric, just Thank you.
MS
April 2, 2012
GOD BLESS YOU ERIC and please know your Mom and Dad and bro and so many people love and miss you. Thanks for what you did for us all ..God truly has a Special angel now.
Lucille Quick
April 2, 2012
Always Loved and never Forgotten
Milton Goad
April 2, 2012
Eric,
6 years has passed. I am sure you already know how everything is going down here, and how much we all miss you. Your mom and Herb have put 6 years of their pain into happiness and love for other troops and their families. That takes so much strength and devotion. And love. It's like they spread he love they have for you across everyone. I hope one day to learn that strength. They have taught me so much, and so have you. I couldn't miss you more and neither could they. Until we meet again, my old friend, never forget how much you're loved.
Cody Morel
April 2, 2012
What a cool dude!!!
Today marks the 6 year "angelversary" of your journey to Heaven Eric. As Herb and I spend this day reflecting on your life, we can't help but to first and foremost thank you for your sacrifice for our Freedom. You are a true Hero and we love you so much. Days/weeks/months/years may fly by, but to your mom they will always be minutes...minutes of joy, love, happiness, memories and also pain. The pain of heartbreak is unbearable sometimes, but our faith pulls us through those times, and knowing that we will one day see you again most definitely keeps us going. So today we celebrate your life, your humor, your intelligence, your love and thoughtfulness and most of all your heart. You had the biggest heart of all...I will always love that about you. Please give our love to everyone with you in Heaven, and please know that you will live on in our hearts forever....

Until we meet again son,
All our love always,
Mom & Herb
Mom & Herb
August 31, 2011
We Miss You Brother!
Lowrider 1!!
Milton Goad
August 31, 2011
Happy Birthday Eric, you left this world way too soon for all those who love you. We know the Lord has His plans for each of us, but it is hard for those left behind to understand. I truly pray that you are not missing your Mom like she misses you because then in my way of thinking heaven wouldn't be perfect--and I do want perfection for all of our Hero's!! Res in Peace weary Soldier Rest in Peace, job well done, mission complete...
Beth Karlson
August 31, 2011
Here we are again Eric. Another birthday. Although I am positive birthdays have to be better in Heaven than they are here, we still miss you very much. You're never far from my thoughts and your picture looks out over my home and my life every day. You're mom and dad are a blessing and we do our best down here.
Love you,
Cody Dawn
Cody Morel
August 31, 2011
Your one year birthday party!
Happy 33rd birthday Eric! I know you are having a rocking birthday in Heaven with so many of your friends and loved ones. I miss you so much and am so proud of the man you became. Please know that. Today we will have Italian food and chocolate cake in your honor! Rest in peace my beloved child. Till we meet again...
Madre
xxxooo
Bobbie Samme
August 23, 2011
Bruce D. Mendini
May 9, 2011
To the family of Lance Cpl Eric A Palmisano:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May 2011. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 200 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one. The Memorial Garden’s perimeter will be manned by members of the Patriot Guard and a honor guard from AMVETS Post #1 of Mendota will be posted at the entrance.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of our nation’s wars.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “A Believer’s Look at War.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 28 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 29 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
April 9, 2011
To the family of Lance Cpl. Eric A. Palmisano:
Please know that just as your loved one remains in your hearts and minds; his sacrifice, and that of your family, remains with the people he died defending. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for his bravery and selflessness, or the heartache we feel for your loss. God bless and keep you always.
L Neal
April 2, 2011
Remembering LCpl Eric A. Palmisano on this day as well as others. My nephew, David, was in the truck with him that terrible day. I know that the past five years have been as hard on your family as it has been on ours. I appreciate Eric for the sacrifice he made for our country.
Linda Mealman
April 2, 2011
Eric, Five years may have passed, but your memory never will. Today I will smile at everyone I come across in remembrance of you. "Everytime you smile at someone, it's an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."-Mother Teresa. Thank you for returning my gift, may you continue to rest in peace.
MS
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