Warrior Wednesday: Second Lieutenant Charles W. Parker #NeverForgotten


Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Charles W. Parker

Distinguished_Service_CrossAwarded for actions during World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Charles W. Parker, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company L, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., near Ardeuil, France, September 29 to 1 October 1918. Severely wounded in the foot, 29 September Lieutenant Parker remained on duty and ably commanded his platoon until 1 October 1918.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 21 (1919)
Action Date: September 29 – October 1, 1918
Service: Army
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Company: Company L
Regiment: 371st Infantry Regiment
Division: 93d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Source: Military Times

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The protagonist of my WID (Work in Development) is a physical therapist who works with wounded vets. Through my research I’ve discovered patriots that leave me awe-filled, many of whom gave their life for their country. If I’ve learned only one thing, it is that these soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines don’t do what they do for notoriety, they love their job, their country and their brothers (and sisters) in arms. I encourage you to do a bit of research on these warriors, but keep in mind that initial media reports often contain unverified information and for security reasons many details of operations are never revealed.