Parrott, Marion Arendell, MAJ

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 1542, POW/MIA
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Infantry

Major



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Lenoir County, North Carolina
Last Address
Kinston, North Carolina
Buried at Westview Cemetery, Kinston, North Carolina.

Date of Passing
Oct 27, 2000
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 






 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Marion Arendell Parrott was the second son of William Thomas and Jeanette Johnson Parrott from Kinston, North Carolina, and a first cousin to George Parrott. Parrott graduated in 1939 from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and then from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He served during World War II as a paratrooper with the United States Army 101st Airborne Division. He took part in the Battle of Normandy early on June 6, 1944 (D-Day). Two weeks later, he was captured in northern France, and imprisoned in Szubin, Poland. On Christmas 1944, he escaped from the prison camp made his way to Russia. From there he returned to his unit in France and took part in the final advance into Germany at war’s end, at which point he was discharged as a Major.

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
101st Airborne Division POW/MIA
  1941-1945, 1542, 101st Airborne Division
  1944-1944, 1542, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
 Colleges Attended 
CitadelUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  1935-2015, Citadel
  1939-1941, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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