Parrott, Dempsey Woodrow, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
91B10-Combat Medic
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 91A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division /HHC
Service Years
1967 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Specialist 4



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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kinston
Last Address
Kinston

Casualty Date
May 04, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hazlehurst Cemetery - Hazlehurst, Mississippi
Wall/Plot Coordinates
54E 039

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1st Cavalry Division


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Combat Medical 1st Award
Rifle
Grenade
Pistol
M-203 Grenade Launcher

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
  1967-1968, 91A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division /HHC
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SP4 Dempsey Woodrow Parrott, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Kinston, NC.

Specialist Four Dempsey Woodrow Parrott was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Parrott served our country until May 4th, 1968 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was married. It was reported that Dempsey died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. SP4 Parrott is on panel 54E, line 039 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

Fellow Medic, It's been a long time. Dempsey was well liked, a good person, good soldier, and a true Hero. God bless you! Manuel Pino Jr, mpjr54@msn.com.

Dempsey and I were in the same platoon and shared the same birth day. I saw him hit as he was going forward to aid Frank Vena who was wounded. I will never forget him and his bravery under fire. I think of you often brother, rest in peace. Gene Hedberg, Nevada, Ia 50201, ghedberg@midiowa.net.

I was his Platoon Leader/XO. I remember him fondly. I still recall how he insisted we call for him by his name, lest a sniper take him out. It saddened me the day he died. I miss him still. Thomas DeYoung, 650 Davis Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, tdy@tjdeyoung.com.

Dempsey was a couple of years ahead of me in high school. I remember him singing during a program in the school auditorium. We all fell very quiet. We knew Dempsey was a good guy but we didn't know until then that he had a great voice. I believe he was a medic in Vietnam. For me his death personalizes all the sadness and loss of that war. I still think of him often and fondly, but I can never quite hear his voice. Kathy Whaley, Greenville, NC

Friend and neighbor and remembering a hero. I grew up near Dempsey. He was a great teacher, always showing me how to excel in sports. It was a very sad day in my life when I heard he was not coming home. A great loss to our small town. Your memory lives on Dempsey. C.L. King. 401 Southerby Drive, Garner, NC 27529, kngx626@cs.com.

We attended the same school: A fine young man. Dempsey and I attedned Southwood School, for several years together, he was a very nice person, and a true Hero of and for our country, we lost many a fine man in our small town, God Bless their families! Betty Hamilton-Grant, 2300 Canterbury Rd. Kinston NC 28504, bettyjonc@yahoo.com.

He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division(AMBL), USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Medical Badge(CMB), The Silver Star Medal for Gallantry in Action, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.
   
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Gene Hedberg
ghedberg@midiowa.net

Nevada, iowa50201Dempsey and I were in the same platoon and shared the same birth day. I saw him hit as he was going forward to aid Frank Vena who was wounded. I will never forget him and his bravery under fire. I think of you often brother, rest in peace.
Thursday, March 16, 2006


 
Kathy Whaley
Greenville, NC
Dempsey was a couple of years ahead of me in high school. I remember him singing during a program in the school auditorium. We all fell very quiet. We knew Dempsey was a good guy but we didn't know until then that he had a great voice. I believe he was a medic in Vietnam. For me his death personalizes all the sadness and loss of that war. I still think of him often and fondly, but I can never quite hear his voice.
 
Monday, May 27, 2002



C.L. KING
KNGX626@CS.COM

FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR
401 SOUTHERBY DR.
GARNER, NC 27529 USA
REMEMBERING A HERO
I grew up near Demsey.He was a great teacher always showing me how to excel in sports. It was a very sad day in my life when I heard he was not coming home. A great loss to our small town. Your memory lives on Demsey. C.L. KING
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
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Posted for: DEMPSEY WOODROW PARROTT:
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Dempsey is in the top Row, 4th from the right.
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thomas De Young
tdy@tjdeyoung.com

Platoon Leader/XO
650 Davis Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 USA
I remember him fondly. I still recall how he insisted we call for him by name, lest a sniper take him out. It saddened me the day he died - I miss him still.
Saturday, July 14, 2001


Dennis  Robbins
drpr@embarqmail.com

Grew up with Dempsey & Billy
794 Central Ave. Kinston NC 28504 USA
Gone Never Forgotten by Dennis
Dempsey didn't get the chance to tell you bye, but I was there, too. See Billy often and think about you, too. See your wife occasionally, she has never remarried and will love you till the day she dies. Dennis & Paula Robbins, Brenda, Billy & Jackie. Rest in peace my brother, know you're with the Lord. Psalm 91 Love always!
 
Jul 26, 2010
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Posted for: DEMPSEY WOODROW PARROTT:
Dempsey is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Kinston,NC. PH
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Saturday, January 9, 2010
   
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