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Page 12: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

DSC_7360 (1)Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. 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 in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister.

 

Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every  attempt was made to provide accuracy of events.Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. 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.

The previous 11 pages were dedicated to Carmen's high school career. Moving forward the shorten basketball career at Penn State University will be explored as we wonder about what may have been for this gifted athlete.

 

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