United States Army General. The son of Major General James Parker (a CMOH recipient), he served in both World War I and World War II. As a Major General in the United States Army during World War II, he commanded the 5th Infantry Division (known as the "Red Diamond" Division") from August 1941 to June 1943. Before the war, he served as a Military Attache to Great Britain (1931 to 1935) and was commander of first the 8th Field Artillery regiment, then the 19th Field Artillery regiment. From 1943 to 1946 he served as Commanding General of the Southern California Sector in the Western Defence Command before retiring from the military.
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Elizabeth Gray Parker