SGT. MARK C. PALMATEER MEMORIAL A monument is being constructed as a tribute to the Courage & Sacrifice of former Town of Wappinger resident and Army National Guard Sgt. Mark C. Palmateer. Sgt. Palmateer was killed in action in 2008 in Afghanistan. He is the first soldier in Dutchess County to die in the War On Terror. If you would like to purchase a 4X8” brick to be installed on the memorial, please send $100 to Councilman William Beale, P.O. Box 375, Hughsonville, NY 12537. You can have the brick engraved up to 3 lines of 18 characters per line. If you would like to make a donation in any amount instead, you can also send it to the aforementioned address. Checks should be made payable to “Town of Wappinger – Sgt. Palmateer Memorial”.