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Pvt. Verner Bretz Parker
Co. G, 47th Infantry, 4th Division
December 9, 1894 - September 29, 1918

   Verner Bretz Parker, like numerous other American soldiers,
made the supreme sacrifice without leaving any record of his
military activities, or the circumstances of the battle which
called for the final test of his heroism.

   He was born December 9, 1894, in Monroe Township, Pike County.
He completed the grammar school, and while he did other work from
time to time, he considered farming as his vocation. On October 18,
1913, he married Miss Mabel Ashby at Indianapolis.

   In August, 1917, he was rejected for service because of heart
trouble.  However, in February, 1918, he volunteered for service
and was sent to Camp Greene, Charlotte, N.C.  His organization was
Co. G, 47th Infantry, Fourth Division. Two months later he was sent
to France. He died as a result of wounds received in action,
September 29, 1918.

Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record,
Compiled by Heiman Blatt,
Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920
October 25, 1998