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Page Seven: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

DSC_7360 (1)CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all-around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid-1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in basketball.

Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister.

Carmen achieved many awards while being a 4 sport star for the Lions and also the 1954 New Jersey Champions Brooklawn American Legion. Below you will find the Brooklawn American Legion stories and a letter concerning tragic accident.

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