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James Parker

Date of birth: February 20, 1854
Date of death: June 02, 1934
Burial location: Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Place of Birth: New Jersey, Newark
Home of record: Newark New Jersey

James Parker graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1876. He retired as a U.S. Army Major General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Colonel James Parker, United States Army, for most distinguished gallantry on 4 December 1899, while serving with 45th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers, in action at Vigan, Luzon, Philippine Islands. While in command of a small garrison, Lieutenant Colonel Parker repulsed a savage night attack by overwhelming numbers of the enemy, fighting at close quarters in the dark for several hours.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 8, 1902

Action Date: December 4, 1899

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Regiment: 45th Infantry

Division: U.S. Volunteers

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Major General James Parker, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility. General Parker served with great distinction as Commander of the Southern Department, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 31 March 1917 to 25 August 1917; and as Division Commander, 33d Division, from 25 August to 11 December 1917, Division Commander, 85th Division 11 December 1917 to 20 February 1918, when having reached the statutory age he was retired from active service. In these positions of great responsibility he displayed rare and outstanding leadership, the organizations under command at all times showing the results of sound training, a high state of morale, and discipline. His unusual professional attainments, sound judgment, and devotion to duty were material and important factors in the development of organizations of the American Army, and contributed in a signal way to their successful operations in action against the enemy.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 15 (23)

Action Date: March 31, 1917 - February 20, 1918

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

James Parker, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Indian Campaigns. (First Citation)

Action Date: Indian Campaigns

Service: Army

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

Lieutenant Colonel James Parker, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902. (Second Citation)

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

Lieutenant Colonel James Parker, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902. (Third Citation)

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel