Corporal Daniel Palmer is a lifelong resident of Milton, Florida in Santa Rosa County. He came home in 2012 severely injured. Daniel is married to Becky and they have two children, Cameron and Vanessa Faith. Daniel was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps.
Daniel enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2008. He deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan in December 2009 as a member of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. On March 20, 2010 Daniel was wounded while patrolling in Marjah, Afghanistan. He stepped on an IED, improvised explosive device, causing the loss of his right foot and a portion of his lower leg. He is being treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other medical issues.
After Daniel’s injury, he was sent to a medical facility in Germany where he was treated for a week. From there he went to National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for almost a month. Daniel was then transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he received physical therapy treatment for about nine months.
After his treatment in Washington, Daniel was stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C. for two years. There he went through the military medical board process and was medically retired in August of 2012 with 90% disability.
Daniel and his family returned home on July 27, 2012, to a thunderous welcome-home celebration at Pensacola International Airport. Hundreds of well-wishers were in attendance. Gulf Coast Veterans In Need organized this homecoming and has worked since to support the Palmer Family’s transition to civilian life.
The Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial Foundation and the Gulf Coast Veterans in Need groups have been diligently working to build a new home for this local hero and his family. With a January groundbreaking in Chumuckla, Florida, it is expected that the home will be completed by summer 2015.
Additional help is needed. Blackie Black, Bagdad Construction, is the home builder who is generously donating his time and leadership for this project. For information on building material donations or volunteering, please call Blackie at (850) 572-8563.
For cash contributions to Gulf Coast Veterans in Need, you can donate on-line at http://gulfcoastveterans.org/donate/ or by mailing a check to: Gulf Coast Veterans in Need, Inc., Post Office Box 13245, Pensacola, Florida 32591.
The Donation List:
|As of 2/25/15 at 3:17 PM|
|The Independence Fund, Inc.||$25,000 grant|
|Coastal Bank & Trust – Karen Welch||Bank Mortgage|
|Gulf Coast Veterans in Need||$10,000 for lot|
|Alan Miller||House Plans|
|Lonnie Joiner||Lot Clearing|
|Southland Builders – Gordon Howell||Fill Dirt|
|Santa Rosa County||Building Permits|
|Bagdad Home Builders, Inc.||Septic Tank Permit|
|Myricks Foundation LLC||Concrete for Block|
|Swift Supply & Quality Masonry – split 1/2||Block for Foundation|
|Salter 3c’s||Masonry Sand|
|Joey Palmer & Quality Masonry||Block Labor|
|Florida Pest Control||Soil Treatment|
|Robert Gonzalez Plumbing||Plumbing Labor|
|USA Ready Mix & Gulf Breeze Rotary Club||Concrete Material|
|Myricks Foundation LLC||Concrete Labor|
|Pittman Lumber & Building Supply||Framing Package|
|Doug Albert Construction, Bagdad Home Builders & Volunteers||Framing Labor|
|Vernon Martin||Truss Labor|
|Electric Light Construction & Clary Electric||Electrical Labor|
|Lunsford Heating & Air||Heat & Air Material|
|Lunsford Heating & Air||Heat & Air Labor|
|Abrams Group Construction||Roof Labor|
|Navarre Lumber & Supply||Interior Doors|
|Foamseal Insulation System, Inc. – Jimmy Burgess||Insulation|
|www.honoringthesacrifice.org – Randy Beach – $5000||Sheetrock|
|www.honoringthesacrifice.org – Randy Beach – $5000||Sheetrock Labor|
|Navarre Lumber & Supply – checking w/vendors||Trim Material|
|Bagdad Home Builders, Inc., Gulf Coast Cabinets & Volunteers||Trim Labor|
|Bagdad Home Builders, Inc. & Volunteers||Paint Labor|
|Legacy Building Supply Company||Vinyl Siding Material|
|Advanced Siding||Vinyl Siding Labor|
|W R Taylor Brick||Brick|
|Joey Palmer||Brick Labor|
|Painter Plus – John Teach||Carpet Labor|
|John Price||Tile Labor|
|Custom Gutters of Northwest Florida – Randy Sellars||Gutters|
|Custom Gutters of Northwest Florida – Randy Sellars||Gutter Labor|
|Swort Home Solution||Cabinets|
|Custom Wood Concepts of Northwest Florida, Inc. and Billy Swort||Cabinet Labor|
|Quigley Electric||Ceiling Fans|
|Door Knobs & Locks|
|Indoor Sprinkler System|
|Lowes||Plants & Labor|
|Pinkard Garage Doors||Garage Door|
|Clyde’s Well Service – Mike Ward||Water Well|
|Sheriff Wendell Hall, Claude Duvall & Volunteers||Fish Fry|
|Oakland Ard||Cash Donation|
|21st Century Marble & Granite, Inc. – William Jernigan, President||Bathroom Material & Labor|
|Debbie Watson – 9050 West Hwy 98 #27 Pensacola, FL 32506||$100 Donation|
|Commander Michael Curry – 3577 Stratford Lane Pace, FL 32571||$50 Donation|
|Carol Lanthrip – 5411 Greenleaf Drive Pace, FL 32571||$50 Donation|
|Carter & Sons – David Carter||Portable restrooms for remainder of job|
|Phyllis Clark||Sewing Machine|
Cost: It’s a Manna Food Raiser. Your suggested admission is 2 cans of food for Manna to help feed your hungry neighbors.
Restrictions: This show is 21 and up only.
Space: Capacity is limited. Once capacity is reached there will be a line for admission based on someone leaving the venue.
|From our friends at CountryAircheck.com» 50th Annual ACM Awards Nominees:
RCA’s Miranda Lambert leads nominees for the 50th Annual ACM Awards with eight, followed by seven for Capitol’s Dierks Bentley, five for Republic Nashville’s Florida Georgia Line and four each for Capitol’s Luke Bryan, Blue Chair/Columbia’s Kenny Chesneyand EMI Nashville’s Eric Church. The nominees:Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line.Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton.Female Vocalist: Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.Vocal Duo: Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Maddie & Tae, The Swon Brothers.
Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band.
Album: Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean; Pain Killer, Little Big Town;Platinum, Miranda Lambert; Riser, Dierks Bentley; The Outsiders, Eric Church.
Single: “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert; “Dirt,” Florida Georgia Line; “Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley; “I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice.
Song: “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert; “Drink A Beer,” Luke Bryan; “Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves; “Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church; “I Hold On,” Dierks Bentley.
Video: ”American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Cop Car,” Keith Urban; “Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley; “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell; “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert w/Carrie Underwood.
Vocal Event: “Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton f/Ashley Monroe; “Meanwhile Back At Mamas,” Tim McGraw f/Faith Hill; “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert w/Carrie Underwood; “The South,” The Cadillac Three f/Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Mike Eli; “This Is How We Roll,” Florida Georgia Line f/Luke Bryan.
Pensacola’s locally owned country radio station, Cat Country 98.7, has been nominated as Radio station of the Year in markets our size by the Academy of Country Music. This is the 50th Annual Awards Show and this year the show is set for Sunday April 19, 2015 in Dallas, Texas and will be shown LIVE on CBS. This will be Cat Country 98.7’s 7th nomination in the last 11 years and the station has previously won this award in 2006, 2009, and 2011.
Dave Hoxeng, station owner, said “Our team is passionate about our community and country music, this is a great honor!”
ANYTHING GOES TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
& FRANKIE BALLARD
SPRING BREAK 2015
SATURDAY, MARCH 21ST – 8PM
GENERAL ADMISSION FLOOR: $63.00
RESERVED SEATS: $63.00 & $33.00
**PLUS APPLICABLE FEES & SERVICE CHARGES**
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH – 10AM
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OR CHARGE BY PHONE 800.745.3000.
ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET.
Due to flooding from heavy rains over the past several days, the Florida Department of Health would like to remind everyone of the importance of protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. The public should remain diligent in taking precautions to eliminate areas where mosquitoes may breed and reduce the possibility of being bitten by mosquitoes:
DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.
- Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.
- Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used.
- Empty and clean birdbaths and pets’ water bowls at least once or twice a week.
- Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.
- Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.
COVER skin with clothing or repellent.
CLOTHING – Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present.
REPELLENT – Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old.
Tips on Repellent Use
- Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children.
- Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are generally recommended. Other US Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label.
- Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing.
- In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate.
- According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of three years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than two months old.
- Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent first to their own hands and then transfer it to the child’s skin and clothing.
- If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing.
- Again, always follow the manufacturer’s directions.
- Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios.
To determine which repellent is right for you, consider using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s search tool for skin-applied repellent products here.
For more information, from the Department of Health click here.