This Memorial Page Established by- Margie Palmatier
In Honor Of CPL Jacob C Palmatier
Jacob was our only child. He was a very good person, dedicated to family and friends,
showed never wavering support, believed in rescuing animals, lovely deeply and well. Those
few words can't even begin to tell you about the man who was taken quickly and forever from
We treasured having Jacob in our lives. He was a perpetually happy child, with the exception
of his teen years. Normal stuff for a teenager. He marched to his own drummer. He had a
great sense of humor and varied as well. He loved science fiction, Stephen King, Monty
Python, Metallica, history, paint ball, roll playing games, singing, guitars...so much for guitars
that at one time he owners 8, some of which are now owned by his friends given to them as
mementos of their lost friend.
Jacob graduated magna cum laude from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL with a degree in
English, and History minor. We thought at one time that he would become a college history
professor. Jake loved to learn and share that knowledge with others. He read the entire set of
junior encyclopedia his father and I gave him when he was 8 years old. Each volume!! We had
some very good discussions at dinner over what he had recently read. He also met his soul
mate and the woman he would be married to for 1 year before his death, Bridget. He loved he
deeply and well. We can only imagine now the adventures they would have gone on and the
children they would have had.
Jacob joined the Army before telling his father and me. He did not want us to talk him out of
going, he knew we did not agree with going to war. But he did as his father and I do, love
America. But we were and are very proud of our beloved son. He felt strongly about support
his country and we support him and all our troops. We also pray for peace.
As a good friend told us at one of Jake's funerals, "The world can live and be better off
without Sadam Hussein, the world is not better for having lost Jacob.
Forever in our hearts and minds, every second of every day.
August 21, 2014
Thank you all who sent messages about Jacob. Your kind and thoughtful words are
appreciated. God bless and keep you all and keep you safe. My husband and I as well as our
families have a large hole on our lives where Jacob should be but we have our precious
memories and no one can take those. We will be reunited with Jacob in Heaven one day. Until
then God keep you all safe.
This is My commandment: that ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15: 12-13
February 24, 2013
Sgt. Scott Rawlins
"P" , I have not forgotten. Still spend time on this date every year thinkn of you and your
sacrifice. You are missed.
Memorial Day 2012
It's hundreds of miles & 40-some years from where/when I grew up in our church youth
group with Jacob's father. On this eve of the eighth Memorial Day since Jacob passed on, I
want to assure you & his dad that, as on those prior Memorial Sundays, Jacob's name
was among those lifted up in the prayers of our congregation this morning. We remain
sorrowful for your loss while humbly grateful for Jacob's determination to defend our country
at the risk of the ultimate sacrifice. May you feel true comfort on this day.
December 10, 2011
I ran across your memorial page for Jacob by accident. He sounds like a really good guy. I
see we were both stationed in Iraq at the same time. I would have liked to have known him.
October 14, 2011
I was friends with Jake at IC and remember him fondly. I was just thinking of him tonight and
thought to look online and saw your memorial page. I wanted you to know that he is not
August 08, 2010
SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of CPL Jacob C. Palmatier, OIF, Feb 24, 2005
easy, sleep well my brothers.
the line has held, your job is done.
easy, sleep well.
have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
peace, and farewell...
Corporal Palmatier..... Margie Jake is Fallen NEVER Forgotten.. Thank you for sharing and
Your Sacrifice.. SFC Rod Aug 8, 2010
Christmas Day 2010
In Honor Of Jacob Palmatier
Just wanted you and your family to know that I was thinking of you this Holiday Season. I
will never forget you or your family's sacrifice. Because of you and others like you I'm able to
live free. We didn't know each other well when we both served in 1-30 IN but you were always
there when called and a great soldier.
CPT Kevin McCullen (1LT when CPL Plamatier knew me).
PS. I'll never forget
|Cpl. Jacob C. Palmatier
United States Army
KIA 24 February 2005, Iraq
|Jakes best friend Patrick Russell
|Graduation from Basic
|Jacob and Bridget
|Jake with one of his many guitars