Willie Parker, 1991
Willie Parker (1932-unknown) served proudly in the US Army, enlisting at the early age of 18, in 1949. After his training, Parker served two tours of duty in Korea, and was a prisoner of war from February 12, 1951 until August 1953. Despite this harrowing experience, he continued to serve his country by serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. Parker retired from the US Army in 1972, having earned a US Army Commendation with two oak leaf clusters, a Bronze Star, a Korean Occupation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal with two loops. Parker continued his association with his military brothers, becoming a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1406, serving as Asst. Quartermaster for the American Disabled Veterans and Ex-Prisoners of War Association, and joining the American Legion Post 104.