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|
The video for Kenny Chesney’s new single “Wild Child” made its debut this week on USAToday.com. Kenny wanted the new video to capture the essence of the song and show a woman’s free spirit, so he teamed up with longtime creative collaborator Shaun Silva and good friend/songwriter Gretchen Rhodes to shoot the video in Hawaii.
The video shows clips of Gretchen surfing, hiking and riding horses as she makes her way across the landscape. Kenny says of the song, “It is a song about any woman so hungry to engage life, she spends her days trying to taste it all… You don’t have to be a gypsy to be a free spirit, but just someone so in love with life, you will never get enough. To see a woman like that is a pretty amazing thing.”
The song features guest vocals byGrace Potter.
Former Steel Magnolia member, Meghan Linsey is taking her talents to NBC’s “The Voice.”
This was her post on Facebook:
This is her second try at TV singing competitions. In 2009, her and her former fiancé, Joshua Jones, won CMT’s ‘Can You Duet?’ The win earned them a record deal with Big Machine Records and led to their Top 5 song, “Keep On Lovin’ You”.
Meghan and Joshua split in 2013.
Frankie Ballard is on the mend after an accident in Texas last weekend that left him with a separated shoulder, a broken rib and some over-stretched ligaments. He’s still touring but cannot play guitar.
hungup jumpin off stage in Humble, TX last night. Separated my shoulder, mangled a couple ligaments, & busted a rib..that will NOT stop us..
— Frankie Ballard⚓️ (@FrankieBallard) February 7, 2015
Hope he’s back to 100% when he comes to The Wharf with Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett on March 23!
May be worn, but baby…I ain't wore out pic.twitter.com/Vdn1d1k4Bz
— Frankie Ballard⚓️ (@FrankieBallard) February 7, 2015
Is Blake Shelton country’s latest, greatest export? The Washington Post seems to think so.
They say he could very well be the new Taylor Swift. She’s no longer making country music, so it makes sense that country music would need a new face. And his face is that face.
Here’s why they think he’s the best new ambassador in it’s stable got:
1. His massive mainstream success on The Voice has earned him fans outside the country bubble.
2. His country-boy-in-the-big-city image works, and it is not an act.
3. The way he’s stayed true to his image: the hard-drinking partier — which is “universally relatable.”
4. He’s open about his drinking. Super open. The guy has no shame and nothing to hide.
5. He can’t believe he’s as famous as he is.
6. Nashville needs Shelton.
Eric Church took CBS This Morning out on the road with him for a rare behind-the-scenes look at the 100-plus person production of his “The Outsiders World Tour.”
For 24 hours, CBS cameras followed him and his crew as they made a 220-mile run from Fresno, California, to Los Angeles. The cameras captured just how much effort and precision goes into putting on the nine-month tour. From assembling and tearing down the stage and lighting for each show to loading it up into 14 tractor-trailers every night, the behind-the-scenes look shows just how hard Eric’s crew works to pull it off.
Eric will play The Wharf in Orange Beach on June 12.