George Henry Parks was Killed in Action. He was initially buried at Sainte-Mère-Eglise #2 Cemetery at Carentan, France and reburied at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, E, 10, 36. He was the son of George Walter Parks and Lucy Belle Dickerson.
The Cleveland Herald, July 28, 1944
Mrs. Lucy B. Parks, 2815 Oak Street, received a telegram from the War Department Monday afternoon notifying her that her son, Private George Henry Parks, 33, was killed in action in Normandy on June 21. Pvt. Parks, an infantryman with the First Army in France, entered the service in October, 1943, and went overseas last March. His family believes that he was among the first invasion troops that landed in France. He was a parachute jumber with the U.S.S. Lexington in 1927-1928.
Besides his mother he is survived by three brothers, William Lewis Parks, now in France; Charles Everette Parks, now in England, and LaVern Parks of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Tedesco, of New York and Mrs. Kathleen Parkerson, of Cleveland.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 6 September 1911
- Date of death: 21 June 1944
- County: Bradley
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Normandy Campaign
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Top Panel
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