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Pomeroy Parker
Born (1874-03-17)March 17, 1874
Died December 30, 1946(1946-12-30) (aged 72)
Place of birth Gates County, North Carolina
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
Rank Private
Unit U.S.S. Nashville
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Pomeroy Parker (March 17, 1874 – December 30, 1946) was a private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

BiographyEdit

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.[1]

He died December 30, 1946 and is buried in Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery Roxobel, North Carolina.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

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.

Citation:

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.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Parker, Pomeroy". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  2. Don Morfe (September 12, 2003). "Pomeroy Parker". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7865111. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 

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