ROY E PARKER
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 72 OF THE WALL

ROY EUGENE PARKER

WALL NAME

ROY E PARKER

PANEL / LINE

26W/72

DATE OF BIRTH

08/25/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/28/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SHELL BEACH

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Luis Obispo County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR ROY EUGENE PARKER
POSTED ON 3.26.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Roy Parker, Thank you for your service as a CH-34 Helicopter Repairman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Lent, and it’s spring. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.23.2018

Final Mission of SP4 Roy E. Parker

On April 28, 1969, a 48th Group convoy was attacked on Highway QL-13, nine miles south of An Loc in Binh Long Province, RVN. The procession received small arms, automatic weapons, and RPG fire from an unknown size enemy force. A reaction force consisting of tactical air strikes, artillery, and gunships supported the beleaguered convoy while elements from the 2nd Battalion (Mechanized), 2nd Infantry, reinforced them. Four friendly troops were killed in the engagement, and ten were wounded. Five 5000-gallon fuel tankers, one 5-ton ammunition truck, one V100 armored car, one Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), one gun jeep, one UH-1H medevac helicopter, and one AH-1G helicopter gunship were destroyed. The lost Americans were WO Bert M. Jenkins, SP4 Roy E. Parker, SP4 Courtney A. Skinner, and PFC Phillip W. Williams. WO Jenkins was the pilot of an AH-1H attack helicopter providing gunship support when he was hit in flight and killed by a gunshot wound to the head. His co-pilot was able to safely land the aircraft. SP4 Skinner was killed when his convoy vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. SP4 Parker was a crewman on a U.S. Army UH-1H medivac helicopter (tail number 67-17525) that was hit on its left side by an RPG and destroyed. Another person was wounded in the blast. PFC Williams was an infantryman from B Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, part of the reaction ground force that responded. He was killed during the fighting. Eleven enemy were killed in the battle. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and 1st Logistical Command Operational Report for Quarterly Period Ending April 30, 1969]
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POSTED ON 12.6.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Roy Eugene Parker, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 6.20.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Roy is buried at Arroyo Grande Cemetery, Arroyo Grande,CA. DFC BSM AM-OLC PH
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POSTED ON 2.27.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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