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Laverne Parrish
Birth: Jul. 16, 1918
Knox City
Knox County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1945

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Technician 4th Grade in the Medical Detachment, 161st Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Binalonan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, from January 18 to 24, 1945. His citation reads "He was medical aid man with Company C during the fighting in Binalonan, Luzon, Philippine Islands. On the 18th, he observed 2 wounded men under enemy fire and immediately went to their rescue. After moving 1 to cover, he crossed 25 yards of open ground to administer aid to the second. In the early hours of the 24th, his company, crossing an open field near San Manuel, encountered intense enemy fire and was ordered to withdraw to the cover of a ditch. While treating the casualties, Technician Parrish observed 2 wounded still in the field. Without hesitation he left the ditch, crawled forward under enemy fire, and in 2 successive trips brought both men to safety. He next administered aid to 12 casualties in the same field, crossing and re-crossing the open area raked by hostile fire. Making successive trips, he then brought 3 wounded in to cover. After treating nearly all of the 37 casualties suffered by his company, he was mortally wounded by mortar fire, and shortly after was killed. The indomitable spirit, intrepidity, and gallantry of Technician Parrish saved many lives at the cost of his own." His Medal was posthumously awarded to him on July 13, 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Ronan Cemetery
Ronan
Lake County
Montana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jul 11, 2003
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Laverne Parrish
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Laverne Parrish
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Laverne Parrish
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