DUNN, PARKER F. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company A, 312th Infantry, 78th Division.

Place and date: Near Grand-Pre, France, 23 October 1918.

Entered service at: Albany, N.Y.

Birth: Albany, N.Y. G.O. No.: 49, W.D., 1922.

Citation: When his battalion commander found it necessary to send a message to a company in the attacking line and hesitated to order a runner to make the trip because of the extreme danger involved, Pfc. Dunn, a member of the intelligence section, volunteered for the mission. After advancing but a short distance across a field swept by artillery and machinegun fire, he was wounded, but continued on and fell wounded a second time. Still undaunted, he persistently attempted to carry out his mission until he was killed by a machinegun bullet before reaching the advance line.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)