Parr, Michael Grambling, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 1542, A Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry
Service Years
1967 - 1968


First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ft Worth
Last Address
Ft Worth

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1968
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38W 077

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
West Point Association of GraduatesMilitary Order of the Purple HeartVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, West Point Association of Graduates
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)4th Battalion, 9th Infantry
  1968-1968, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1968, 1542, A Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1963-1967, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed near Lau Chau, RVN


“On 27 of November
1968, after landing near a suspected
Communist Base Camp, Co. A came
under an intense volume of Viet Cong
fi re sustaining several casualties. Lt. Parr
immediately organized a small force and
led them forward to extract the wounded.
As they were evacuating the wounded,
the rescue element came under withering
hostile fi re. With complete disregard for
his own safety, Lt. Parr exposed himself
to the deadly insurgents fi re as he led an
element against the aggressors. While he
was leading his men forward, Lt. Parr was
mortally wounded. His valorous actions
were responsible for the saving of several
lives and the defeat of the hostile force. Lt.
Parr’s personal bravery, aggressiveness and
devotion to duty are in keeping with the
highest traditions of the Military Service.”

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