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 1/22/15 at 9:06 AM|
|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|
|Lonnie Joiner, Blackie & Bonnie Black||Fill Dirt|
|Santa Rosa County||Building Permits|
|Bagdad Home Builders, Inc.||Septic Tank Permit|
|Myricks Foundation LLC||Block for Foundation|
|Joey Palmer||Block Labor|
|Florida Pest Control||Soil Treatment|
|Robert Gonzalez Plumbing||Plumbing Labor|
|USA Ready Mix||Concrete Material|
|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|
|Foamseal Insulation System, Inc. – Jimmy Burgess||Insulation|
|www.honoringthesacrifice.org – Randy Beach – $5000||Sheetrock|
|www.honoringthesacrifice.org – Randy Beach – $5000||Sheetrock Labor|
|Bagdad Home Builders, Inc. & Volunteers||Trim Labor|
|Bagdad Home Builders, Inc. & Volunteers||Paint Labor|
|Vinyl Siding Material|
|Advanced Siding||Vinyl Siding Labor|
|W R Taylor Brick||Brick|
|Joey Palmer||Brick Labor|
|John Price||Tile Labor|
|Swort Home Solution||Cabinets|
|Custom Wood Concepts of Northwest Florida, Inc. and Billy Swort||Cabinet Labor|
|Door Knobs & Locks|
|Indoor Sprinkler System|
|Lowes||Plants & Labor|
|Pinkard Garage Doors||Garage Door|
|Clyde’s Well Service – Mark 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|