NC Gold Star family given mortgage-free home in north Raleigh
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Gold Star family is getting a new start in a new city, and their new home comes mortgage-free from SunTrust.
Tanya Palmer received keys Saturday morning to a house in north Raleigh, where she will move soon from Hubert, North Carolina.
Palmer’s husband, Marine Corporal Charles Palmer, died in Iraq in May 2007.
“He was one of the most caring but quiet men,” Palmer said.
“He was actually out of the Marine Corps when we met, and when he said he wanted to go back in, I said ,OK’,” Palmer added.
The couple married in January 2006, shortly after Corporal Palmer re-enlisted. He moved to Camp Lejeune and she followed in the fall of 2006.
About six months later, a roadside bomb in Al Anbar province exploded near Palmer’s Humvee, killing him and another Marine.
Tanya Palmer and her children remained in eastern North Carolina not far from Camp Lejeune, but after