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First Name: Pomeroy

Last Name: Parker

Birthplace: Gates County, NC, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: NC

Date of Birth: 17 March 1874

Date of Death: 30 December 1946

Rank: Private

Years Served: 1892 - 1899
Pomeroy Parker

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Pomeroy Parker

Private, U.S. Marine Corps

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Private Pomeroy Parker (17 March 1874 - 30 December 1946) was a U.S. Marine who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

Pomeroy Parker was born on 17 March 1874 in Gates County, NC. After entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1892, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Nashville.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps

Citation: On board the USS 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.

Death and Burial

Private Pomeroy Parker died on 30 December 1946. He is buried at Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery in Roxobel, NC.

Honoree ID: 1932   Created by: MHOH




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