March 17, 1874|
Gates County, North Carolina
|Died||December 30, 1946(aged 72)|
|Place of burial||Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery Roxobel, North Carolina|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1892 - 1899|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Parker was born March 17, 1874 in Gates County, North Carolina and after entering the Marine Corps in 1892 he was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as a private.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 17 March 1874, Gates County, N.C. Accredited to: North Carolina. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Parker displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.