A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma.”

Tell us something most people probably don’t know about you.

That I served in the United States Army from 1977 to 1981. My units were the 569th PSC, Augsburg, Germany and 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, KY.  Did my Basic Training and AIT at Ft. Jackson, SC.

I recall about three or four years ago on or about Veterans Day I had attended Sunday church services at a local Baptist church in Jamaica, Queens when the Pastor asked all the Veterans in the congregation to stand up. Naturally I stood up and when the Pastor saw me standing he seemed rather shocked and surprised saying We have one woman Veteran.  I guess Women Veterans are still invisible even though we have been serving our country since it’s inception. I sincerely wish Women Veterans were given more recognition in America by our places of worship, better services for Women Vets from the VA and by society in general.

1978 Augsburg, Germany
1978 Augsburg, Germany
Deborah Ann Palmer U.S. Army 1977-1981
Deborah Ann Palmer
U.S. Army 1977-1981

8 thoughts on “A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma

  1. Ronel Topp

    I’m sorry to bother you Deborah but I’m looking for my father and thought you may can help me I’m on Facebook my name is Ronel Topp and my Father was stationed in Germany between 77-81 if you can help in anyway please contact me.

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