Private First Class Parker F. Dunn, U.S. Army, Medal of Honor Recipient

PFC Dunn of Company A, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions near Grand-Pre, France on October 23, 1918.


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.


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