HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 122 OF THE WALL

KEITH MASON PARR

WALL NAME

KEITH M PARR

PANEL / LINE

17W/122

DATE OF BIRTH

01/02/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH TUY

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/26/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MT CARMEL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wabash County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KEITH MASON PARR
POSTED ON 8.29.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star award attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever….
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POSTED ON 5.1.2022
POSTED BY: GP

Silver Star

SGT Parr was an excellent RGR. He completed the MACV Recondo Course and was promoted to SGT E-5 and became a Team Leader. (TL) Shortly after the insertion, the team reached an enemy base camp surrounded by mechanical alarm devices. The alerted North Vietnamese charged the rangers, forcing them into an open field, and brought up a machine gun that kept the Americans pinned down. SGT Parr realized that his team members could not break contact until the crew - served weapon was silenced. He advanced through a hail of enemy fire and killed the crew with rifle fire, but was mortally wounded in the process. Despite great pain from multiple wounds that ultimately proved fatal, Parr radioed air strikes until the team was extracted. The gallant action by the dying patrol leader was later recognized by a posthumous Silver Star--although a much higher decoration might have been bestowed in a regular line unit. Valiant acts, however, were so commonplace in ranger ranks that they were routinely "above and beyond the call of duty."

Reference: Shelby Stanton's "RANGERS AT WAR"...Combat Recon in Vietnam, page 220
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POSTED ON 3.28.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Keith Parr, Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Palm Sunday, and Passover. 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 11.24.2020
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
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POSTED ON 7.1.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Switzer

Tribute to Sky Soldier

On behalf of all the paratroopers who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
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