Parker, Dixie, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
2003-2003, 1154, HHB, 1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery
Service Years
1942 - 1950

Field Artillery

First Lieutenant

Three Service Stripes

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Green Pond

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartKorean War Veterans Association (KWVA)
  2008, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Aviation Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
US Army Air Force (USAAF)25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery
  1942-1942, AAF 611, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1950-1950, 1154, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  2003-2003, 1154, HHB, 1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Parker was assigned to Battery B, 8th Field Artillery Battalion, 25th Infantry Division then occupying a defensive position overlooking the Kuryong River in P’yongan-Pukto Province, North Korea. On Nov. 27, 1950, Parker was killed in his foxhole while serving as a forward artillery observer. His body was not recovered.

Location of Loss: KURYONG RIVER

Service Number: O-1686633  

He was seriously wounded (Rocket Attack) by the enemy in South Korea on September 4, 1950 and returned to duty on September 6, 1950. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 27, 1950.

He will be buried Dec. 6, 2007 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.
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