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World War I - U.S. Army

Parker Francis Dunn

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A, 312th Infantry,
    78th Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 23, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Grand-Pre
When his battalion commander found it necessary to send a message to a company in the attacking line and hesitated to order a runner to make the trip because of the extreme danger involved, Pfc. Dunn, a member of the intelligence section, volunteered for the mission. After advancing but a short distance across a field swept by artillery and machine-gun fire, he was wounded, but continued on and fell wounded a second time. Still undaunted, he perisistently attempted to carry out his mission until he was killed by a machine-gun bullet before reaching the advance line.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Albany, Albany County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Born: August 8, 1890, Albany, Albany County, NY, United States
  • Died: October 23, 1918, France
  • Buried: St. Agnes Cemetery (PM) (16-69), Albany, NY, United States

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