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Parker, George Marshall Jr. (1889-1968)

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.

Service record

1889      

Born
1910
Second lieutenant     

1922

Command and General Staff School
1924

Army War College
1939
Colonel
Commander, 7 Regiment
1941-4     
Brigadier general
Commander, Manila Post
1941-12
Major general

1942

Commander, II Philippine Corps
1942

Surrenders
1945-8-18     

Released
1946

Retires
1968

Dies

References

Dupuy et al. (1992)

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