In his recent trip to Guatemala, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, visited the U.S. Army base, where they visited troops and took time for a photo shoot on June 28, 2018. Standing next to Mrs. Pence is Staff Sergeant Raul Palmer, a graduate of Pagosa Springs High School.
A former football and wrestling athlete, Raul was honored to stand close to the VP and his wife. He has served in the military since graduating from high school in 2005. Palmer and others in his troop received a commemorative coin from Second Lady Karen Pence. (Pictured below.)
"You never know where life is going to take you," says his father, Butch Palmer, who passed on the photo. ASD recognizes and salutes Raul for his many years serving his country.