Remembering the Fallen
JOSHUA PALMER ’01 [1978-2004]

Just minutes before he was killed in a firefight in Fallujah, Iraq, on April 8, 2004, the infantry officer dodged heavy gunfire to rescue a group of soldiers from a rooftop, where they were being bombarded with sniper fire. His mother, Jackie Kennedy, says that witnesses compared his quick reaction in getting them down to “something out of a movie.” She says her son, an international relations major who attended the University of San Diego while in the Marine reserves program, “loved USD, loved education and wanted people to have freedom.” The entire campus community salutes Palmer, along with all the fallen who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.