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George Parker was born in Iowa and graduated from
Shattuck School in 1909. Commissioned a second lieutenant in 1910, he
served in the Philippines,
the Panama Canal Zone, and on
the Mexican border. He participated in the Punitive Expedition of
1916-1917 but did not see combat in the First World War. He graduated
from the Command and General Staff School in 1923 and the Army War
College in 1925 and was promoted to brigadier general in April 1941.
Parker was sent to the Philippines and commanded South Luzon Force
when war broke out. He was promoted to major general shortly thereafter
and was reassigned to prepare Bataan
for the Allied retreat.
During the defense of Bataan, he commanded II Corps, which covered the
eastern half of the peninsula. He survived internment in prisoner of war camps in Formosa and Manchuria and was released on 18
August 1945, retiring shortly thereafter.
||Command and General Staff School
||Army War College
||Commander, 7 Regiment
||Commander, Manila Post
||Commander, II Philippine Corps
Dupuy et al. (1992)
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