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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 p144.
October 25, 1998