|Parker F. Dunn|
|Born||August 8, 1890|
|Died||October 23, 1918(aged 28)|
|Place of birth||Albany, New York, United States|
|Place of death||Near Grandpré, Ardennes, France|
|Place of burial||
St. Agnes Cemetery,|
Menands, New York,
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Rank||Private First Class|
|Unit||Company A, 312th Infantry, 78th Division|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Biography[edit | edit source]
Dunn was born in Albany, New York and after enlisting in the United States Army was sent to France to fight in World War I.
The Dunn Memorial Bridge, current bridge of that name built in 1969, is named in his honor.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company A, 312th Infantry, 78th Division. Place and date: Near Grand-Pre, France, 23 October 1918. Entered service at: Albany, N.Y. Birth: Albany, N.Y. G.O. No.: 49, W.D., 1922.
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 machinegun fire, he was wounded, but continued on and fell wounded a second time. Still undaunted, he persistently attempted to carry out his mission until he was killed by a machinegun bullet before reaching the advance line.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Parker F. Dunn". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8225138. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
- "Medal of Honor recipients". World War I. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/worldwari.html. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
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