Lonnie Edward ParkerSpecialist Four
D CO, 1ST BN, 5TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
01 January 1947 - 13 March 1967
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The database page for Lonnie Edward Parker
It has been 38 years since we last saw each other. I was with you when you died on March 13, 1967. You have been in my thoughts and prayers over the years that seem to sometimes pass slowly and then looking back they have passed very quickly. You were and still remain, in my mind, the consumate soldier: responsible, dedicated, trustworthy and honorable.
I have been to the Wall and honored you and have recently tried to find where you are buried to honor your memory in person, but have been unsuccessful. If any of your family want to contact me, please do not hestitate to do so.
We will meet again my friend. Until then and always rest in peace.
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The family of
To all who have served our country
We would love to hear from anyone who remembers Lonnie.
From a niece,
In Memory of Lonnie Edward Parker who told us before leaving for Vietnam, "I'm doing this for the kids." Although he had none of his own, his memory has been shared with his nieces and one nephew. Those who were born before he left for Vietnam, he dearly loved. Those who were born after he was killed have been taught to honor and cherish his memory.
From his sister-in-law and friend,
ONE OF 58,000It was spring when we went to the Wall
and made a tracing of your name.
So strange that these symbols remain
while the one who gave them significance
is now for such a long time gone
and just a memory which will remain
only until those of us who remember
Maybe someone, sometime will come to the Wall
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009