HEADQUARTERS, 2nd BATTALION
503rd PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT
OFFICE OF THE BATTALION COMMANDER
Mrs. Balsoris Parker,
Dear Mrs. Parker:
John Parker, was killed in action against the enemy in New Guinea, 5
September, 1943, during the performance of a combat mission.
knew Pvt. Parker during his entire service with this battalion.
little I can say except that I share with you your deep sorrow. I share
the intense pride in your husbandís performance of duty which is
rightfully yours and in the coming years will be felt by your children.
Tell them for me that their father was a good soldier, respected and
admired by his associates, that he never hesitated or faltered when duty
called. Tell them he was a hero, for no man can give more than he gave
for his country.
George M. Jones
Lt. Col. 503rd Prcht Inf