"LETTER OF CONDOLENCE"
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Col. George M. Jones

Appendix 4, Vol 1

 

    EXTRACT FROM DAILY REPORT

 

 

  1555 hr  8 Sept 43: Capt. Greco brought in the silk wrapped dog tag of Pvt. John M. Parker, 6399671, of Hattiesburg, Miss.
  Parker's chute did not open, MIA to KIA.  S.D. Parker, Rt. 5, Hattiesburg, Miss. 

 

HEADQUARTERS, 2nd BATTALION

503rd PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT

OFFICE OF THE BATTALION COMMANDER

  

 

 

Mrs. Balsoris Parker,

Bluff

North Carolina

 

 

 

 

Dear Mrs. Parker:

                       Your Husband, John Parker, was killed in action against the enemy in New Guinea, 5 September, 1943, during the performance of a combat mission.

                       I personally knew Pvt. Parker during his entire service with this battalion.

                       There is 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.

 

  Most Sincerely yours,
 
 

George M. Jones

Lt. Col. 503rd Prcht Inf        

Commanding

 

 

 

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