Palmer, Charlie

Charlie Palmer was born December 5, 1925.  His father was a doctor, and Charlie grew up in Toronto.  The family navigated the Great Depression, and Charlie’s childhood was typical.  He remembers seeing baseball games with his uncle, who was a Great War veteran.  When WW2 came along, Charlie was not enthusiastic about going to the fight, and he would be conscripted near the end of the war.  He was assigned to the artillery.  Charlie went overseas near the end of the war, and by the time of his arrival the fighting was over.  He did see a bit of Italy, but was quickly returned to Canada, and to life in postwar Toronto.  Crestwood students had the chance to meet Charlie Palmer in June 2023.


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