Dr. Joseph Lee Parker Jr.

The Greatest Generation.

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Patriot Guard…… Attention on deck !

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Dr. Joseph Lee Parker, Jr. of Greensboro, Georgia died on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the age of 95 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital.

He was born November 20, 1916 in Waycross, Georgia, the son of the late Joseph Lee Parker, Sr. and Vera Estelle Sweat.   He was an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Waycross High School and the University of Georgia.   While at the University of Georgia, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and lettered in swimming.   He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and married the late Martha Fleming of Augusta.

Dr. Parker served as a physician during World War II with the Navy and Marines.   He was stationed in England and was part of the first wave of the Normandy Invasion during the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach with the 6th Naval Beach Battalion.   He was the last surviving Navy surgeon of that invasion.   He attended the wounded—both Allied and German—for twenty-one days on the beach. He received numerous awards and decorations from both the United States government and the Republic of France.   Later, he served with the Marines in China and Guam.

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Grant me, oh Lord, for the coming events;   Enough knowledge to cope and some plain common sense.   Be at our side on those nightly patrols;   And be merciful judging our vulnerable souls.

Make my hands steady and as sure as a rock;   when the others go down with a wound or in shock.   Let me be close, when they bleed in the mud;   With a tourniquet handy to save precious blood.

Here in the jungle, the enemy near;   Even the corpsman can’t offer much lightness and cheer.   Just help me, oh Lord, to save lives when I can;   Because even out there is merit in man.

If it’s Your will, make casualties light;   And don’t let any die in the murderous night.   These are my friends I’m trying to save;   They are frightened at times, but You know they are brave.

Let me not fail when they need so much;   But to help me serve with a compassionate touch.   Lord, I’m no hero—my job is to heal;   And I want You to know Just how helpless I feel.

Bring us back safely to camp with dawn;   For too many of us are already gone.   Lord bless my friends If that’s part of your plan;   And go with us tonight, when we go out again.”

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The last of The Greatest Generation are approaching their time.

There are some in our nation who would make it a crime to remember and honor those who have served and are serving to protect freedom.

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Kenny Solomon
Israel Survival Updates
The American Survival Guide

Oath Keeper
Patriot Guard Rider

Riding in memory of my dad, Roy Solomon, US Army, 63rd Engineers, WWII Europe.
In memory of my uncle, Col. E. J. Lasner, US Army, Europe, Viet Nam and USA.
In memory of my grandfather, Cpl. Samuel Lasner, US Army, WWI, France.

—and—

In memory of Brian A. Terry, US Marines, US Border Patrol.
In memory of Nicolas Ivie, US Border Patrol.

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One Response to Dr. Joseph Lee Parker Jr.

  1. My dad who is a WWII vet will be 90 in January. I don’t know how much time I have left with him.

    God grant your soul peace Sir, as you rest in the arms of the angels.

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