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Parker F Dunn

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b. 08/08/1890 Albany, New York. d. 23/10/1918 Grandpre, Ardennes, France.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23/10/1918 Grandpre, France.

 

Dunn was born in Albany, New York and after enlisting in the United States Army was sent to France to fight in World War I.

 

He died on October 23, 1918 and is buried in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands New York. His grave can be located in section 16, lot 69.

 

The Dunn Memorial Bridge, current bridge of that name built in 1969, is named in his honor.

 

MOH 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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAINT AGNES CEMETERY, MENANDS, NEW YORK.

SECTION 16, LOT 69.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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