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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Service Years
1949 - 1952
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Home State
Minnesota

Pilot Wings

Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Itasca Calvary Cemetery - Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Wall Coordinates
Plot: IB2113
May 06, 1952
Korean War
Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came t... More
Memories
Killed in Action
Died May 6, 1952 in Korea

Second Lieutenant Parks was the pilot of a AD-2 Skyraider


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1950 - 1953
Service to 1952
MAG-33
MAG-33
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
1952 - 1952
1st MAW
1st MAW
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
1952 - 1952
VMA-121
VMA-121
Rank
Second Lieutenant
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
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1952 - 1952
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.
Comments
*PARKS, DONALD LAWRENCE Citation: The Navy Cross is presented to Donald Lawrence Parks, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism as Pilot of a Fighter-Bomber Aircraft ... More
1952
Distinguished Flying Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Flying Cross may be awarded to military members who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism or outstanding achievement while participa... More
Comments
http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=5651
1952
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Description
Description Pending
1952
Service from 1949
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
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0
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
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National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
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Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
Comments Pending
0
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United... More
Comments
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Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Criteria
Criteria for award of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal (ROK KWSM) have been established by the ROK government. To qualify for the medal, the veteran must have: Served between the outbrea... More
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