Continuing my series of Spokane area Veterans, I’ve painted this portrait of Madison Palmer Jr.
This one is very special to me, not only because Madison is a fellow veteran, but he is also one of my closest friends and brother in Christ. I presented him with this portrait at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington (Photos).
Madison served our country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam era. He joined in 1974 and became a Security Policeman. He was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford; Mather AFB, Ca; Anderson AFB, Guam; Dyess AFB, TX; Norvenich AB, GE and his last assignment was at Fairchild AFB, WA until his retirement in February of 1995.
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2 thoughts on “Vietnam Veteran: Madison Palmer Jr., USAF (Ret.)”
It is extremely pleasant and heartwarming to see this picture of a fantastic human being and dear friend.
I had the pleasure and honor to get acquainted to Madison while i was serving first in the Belgian Air Force Military Police and we stayed friends over all these years.
When i left the air force to join the city police of the city of Ghent in Belgium and becoming a captain, we kept contacting each other and still till today, Madison and his family is in my heart as in concrete and we never forget each other in our prayers.
I am truly blessed to have friends like Madison and his family.
Thank you, Gilbert for your kind words about Madison. He and his family are very special to my family and I as well. We’ve been friends for the past 20 years since we met at the Base Chapel at Fairchild AFB.