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American Heroes

American Heroes

American Heroes

This page is in Honor of all the Heroes who are serving or have served this country in the military, fire service or law enforcement. If you have a family member or friend you would like to Honor here, please send an email to Dutch for submission details.

This is a great video honoring our veterans -- A Pittance of Time

Follow this link to view a full list of all the Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients. The President of the United States, in the name of the United States Congress, has awarded 3,471 Medals of Honor (to date) to the nation's Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration's creation in 1861. There were no military awards or medals in use at the beginning of the Civil War (1861–1865). As the only award available during this Civil War, almost half of all Medals of Honor presented-to-date were awarded for actions in the four years of the Civil War.

Links to POW/MIA's by State

Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California - Colorado - Connecticut - Delaware - Florida - Georgia - Hawaii - Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - NevadaNew Hampshire - New Jersey - New Mexico - New York - North Carolina - North Dakota - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Vermont - Virginia - West Virginia - Washington - Washington DC  - Wisconsin - Wyoming

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Parker K.

Parker served during WWII from April 16, 1942 until January 4, 1946 in the US Army Air Force, 10th Photo Tech Unit. He was Honorably Discharged, achieving the rank of Warrant Officer at the time of demobilization.

Notable accomplishments during his service

Marksmanship

M-1 Carbine, Sub-Machine Gun, and 45 Pistol

Battles and Campaigns

China, India-Burma, and Air Offensive Japan

Decorations and Citations

Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, and World War II Victory Medal

Other

Prior to his enlistment, he worked for AT&T. He returned to AT&T upon his arrival home where he continued his career with them for forty two years.

On Memorial Day 2015, VFW Post 4228, presented Dutch with a folded flag in honor of his Father's service to our country.

Parker was Dutch’s Dad, best friend and his Hero. More than all this, he was the Father he never had to be. You see, Parker and Ruth adopted Dutch in 1954.

Parker pass away October 5, 2005 at the age of 87. He rarely talked about his time in the service and never to Dutch, who learned about his service record only after Parker's passing.


John N.

SMSgt John N’s. military career has spanned over 25 years.

Notable accomplishments

Military Education

Airman Leadership School, Nellis AFB, NCO Academy, Tyndall AFB, SNCO Academy, Maxwell AFB

Assignments

Sep 1990— Mar 1993, Nellis AFB, NV, Mar 1993 - Mar 1994, Kunsan AB, South Korea, Mar 1994— Jul 1996, Nellis AFB, NV, Jul 1996— Mar 2001, Eglin AFB, FL, Mar 2001 - Apr 2002, Osan AB, South Korea, Apr 2002— Jan 2012, Hurlburt Field, FL, Jan 2012—Sept 2015, Shaw AFB, SC.

Decorations and Citations

Bronze Star with Valor Device (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Award (four oak leaf clusters), Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device (seven oak leaf clusters), Air Force Organizational Excellence Award (three oak leaf clusters), Afghan Campaign Medal (two devices), Iraq Campaign Medal (two devices), National Defense Service Medal (one device), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, and Humanitarian Service Medal.

Other

John N. was raised in Titusville, Florida. Enlisting at twenty, he did not plan on making a career of the Air Force. Sergeant N. held many positions throughout his career; from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Journeyman to Superintendent, Dynamics of International Terrorism and even additional duty First Sergeant. During his tour at Shaw AFB he has been a true asset to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron and Team Shaw. Sergeant N. has been married to his wife, DJ, for 25 years. They have two sons, lan and Christian.