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Roger Sheffield Parrott

Date of birth: March 25, 1883
Date of death: 11-Nov-50
Place of Birth: Ohio, Dayton
Home of record: Dayton Ohio

Roger Parrott graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1908. He retired as a U.S. Army Colonel.


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Roger Sheffield Parrott, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with 2d Field Artillery, in action on Patian Island, Philippine Islands, 4 July 1909. During the attack on the Moro stronghold Lieutenant Parrott commanded with great gallantry and coolness a mountain-gun detachment. In the face of enemy fire the mountain gun was dragged to and held by block and tackle within a few yards of the hostile position, from which place he directed a heavy fire on the enemy, and replaced his gunner when the latter was severely wounded. When the assault on the enemy's position took place and the gun commanded by Lieutenant Parrott could no longer be fired, he took command of the men in his immediate vicinity, gallantly leading them forward, and engaging the charging enemy in hand-to-hand combat.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 13, 1924

Action Date: 4-Jul-09

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 2d Field Artillery