Donald Ellsworth Parker, Jr. (1920-1944)

Donald Ellsworth Parker, Jr.  (1920-1944)

Donald Parker was born in New Haven, Connecticut on June 27, 1920. He graduated from Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford in the spring of 1938. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1943 on September 21, 1939 but transferred to Wesleyan University where he graduated in 1942.

He worked a short time as an accountant until he was inducted into the U.S. Army in November, 1942. He trained at Fort Riley, Kansas and Camp Polk in Louisiana before shipping to Europe as a tank commander in August, 1944.

He joined the 19th Battalion of the Ninth Armored Division and was killed in action in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge on December 29, 1944.

More information about other Dickinson war casualties can be found through the online project "In Remembrance" (see link for related entries below).

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