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Parker F. Dunn
Born (1890-08-08)August 8, 1890
Died October 23, 1918(1918-10-23) (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,
United States
Allegiance United States
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

Parker F. Dunn (August 8, 1890 - October 23, 1918) was an American soldier serving in the United States Army during World War I who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


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.

He died on October 23, 1918 and is buried in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands New York. His grave can be located in section 16, lot 69.[1]

The Dunn Memorial Bridge, current bridge of that name built in 1969, is named in his honor.

Medal of Honor citation[]

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.[2]

See also[]


  1. "Parker F. Dunn". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  2. "Medal of Honor recipients". World War I. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 

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