Parks, Elmer P., PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
345-Truck Driver, Light
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 345, 70th Infantry Division
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Hendricks
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Nov 01, 1995
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ELMER P. PARKS WAS A TRUCK DRIVER BEFORE BEING INDUCTED INTO THE ARMY ON 22 APRIL 1941. AFTER BASIC TRAINING HE WAS SENT TO THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS WHERE HE SPENT THE 2 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS. (IT IS UNCLEAR WHO HE SERVED WITH THERE FROM LOOKING AT HIS DISCHARGE BUT MY BEST GUESS WOULD BE THE 201ST INFANTRY AS A LOT OF MEN FROM MY AREA SERVED WITH THE SAME UNIT IN ALASKA.) AFTER BRIEFLY RETURNING TO THE STATES HE WAS SENT TO EUROPE ARRIVING ON 10 DECEMBER 1944 WHERE HE SERVED WITH HHC, 1ST BATTALION, 274TH INF REGT, 70TH INF DIV AS A TRUCK DRIVER. HE REMAINED IN EUROPE THROUGH 3 CAMPAIGNS AND SEVERAL MONTHS OF OCCUPATION DUTY BEFORE BEING SENT HOME.  PFC PARKS WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON 19 OCTOBER 1945.  ELMER PARKS PASSED AWAY ON 1 NOVEMBER 1995 IN STARK COUNTY OHIO.  
   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Driver-W

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 274th Infantry 70th Infantry Division
  1944-1945, 345, 1st Battalion, 274th Infantry /HHC
  1944-1945, 345, 70th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Aleutian Islands Campaign (1942-43)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
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