• Anthony Palermo Memorial Page

    U.S. Army Captain Anthony Palermo was from 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Palermo was on his second tour of duty in Iraq when he was killed April 6, 2007 by an IED in Baghdad.

    This site was built to help raise funds for a plaque in honor of Captain Anthony Palermo. Palermo grew up in Brockton, MA where the plaque will likely be placed somewhere on the Brockton High School grounds. The plaque design will be unveiled at the Battle of the Badges II event at the Boston Athletic Club in South Boston on April 24, 2010. Details on the ceremony dedicating the plaque's placement will be announced at a later date.

SPECIAL THANKS & PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

Posted by Rich Bergeron On 7:40 PM 1 comments

With the Battle of the Badges II Now in the books, we would like to update everyone on the funds raised for the plaque. So far, we have received right under $1,000, and here are the donors who have helped us get there:

TONY'S NORWICH FRIENDS:

Jamie LaValley: $500
Ray Murray: $300
Jeffrey Sharpe: $250
Brent Eysenbach
Steve Gagner
John Tesh


Norwich University President Richrd Schneider also donated to the effort and marshalled the school's communication resources to get the word out about this event. Special thanks to all the folks at Norwich who helped out. We have been getting calls the last few days from all corners of the Earth about Tony and this effort.

One company stepping up in a big way to help is bpositiveproject.com and their Founder/Creator Steve Martin.

Steve is offering a chance for anyone buying his products to donate a portion of of the proceeds to Tony's fund:

http://bpositiveproject.com/2010/04/25/remembering-a-true-american-hero-anthony-palermo-b-positive-project-com/


Special thanks also to Angel F. Ortiz, another major plaque donor who provided $100 for the effort. Also, Colonel Robert Tripp, Tony's Army JROTC Teacher at Brockton High School provided $100.

Once the plaque and dedication ceremony is paid for, we will still keep the site up and collect donations for a scholarship in Tony's honor that will be given to a local High School student. We are working directly with NEW ENGLAND WARRIOR to co-promote our commong goals and get over the last hurdle to get Tony's plaque paid for.

Stay tuned for a replay of the Battle of the Badges II event tribute, a slideshow, and information on the next event.

We will provide more details on the dedication ceremony in the future, and we will try to plan new events in the future to keep Tony's memory alive and raise capital for his fund.

Thanks to everyone who showed up specifically for Tony's Tribute, and please feel free to leave suggestions and ideas for future events in the comment section here.

We truly want this site and this effort to be a living and active memorial for Tony that is everlasting and forever allows people the opprtunity to learn more about him and his bravery. We also registered www.memorialsforheroes.com to explore doing more of this type of work for local heroes of all types, from every walk of life.

The reception Tony's tribute generated was motivating and inspiring, and I know he would be proud to be associated with recognizing the selfless actions of hereoes everywhere.

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