"With the heaviest of hearts I have to inform the world that God has called another Marine, my Brother, my best friend, Cpl. Tom Palozola Jr., back to heaven to stand guard at heavens gates. For those that didn't know him, Tom dedicated his lives to serving others, as a Marine he did two tours in Iraq (one of which he received a Purple Heart) and extended for a third tour to Afghanistan simply so he could watch over his baby brother (me) on my first deployment. After the marines he dedicated his life towards service towards veterans, heading the Student veterans organization at Webster University, eventually stead fasting a grant for a brand new Veterans center on campus, before graduating with honors to work for the Veterans Administration, dedicating himself to making a better world for veterans around the country. Anyone who knew him knew it was a honor to be in his presence. I thank God that I was gifted with such a man to be my big brother, guiding me through life to be the best man I could be. " Tom will be missed by not only Matt, but his two younger sisters Libby and Maggie, his father Tom Senior and the rest of the people whose lives he's touched. It has been a tough time for the Palozola family so now is the time to show some love and support. They need it more than ever right now.
We need your help. Let's help aleviate the stress and pain of the Palozola family by helping with the funeral costs. Anything and everything is greatly appreciated. The funeral is on Friday 6/2. If we manage to exceed our goal then all other profits will be donated to Mission 22, a veterans suicide prevention charity.
- David Perkins
- Steven Bustamante
- GREG & SUE PALOZOLA
- Derek Janssen
Organizer and beneficiary
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