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Parks, Herschel

Date of death:
January 3rd, 1945 (Bois Jacques forest north of Bastogne/province of Luxembourg, Belgium)
Buried on:
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
American (1776 - present, Republic)


1st Sergeant Herschel Parks is buried at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Plot: H, Row: 13, Grave: 17.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
1st Sergeant
Company F, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles", U.S. Army
For action performed on 3 January 1945, at the Bois Jacques forest between Foy and Bizory/province of Luxembourg, Belgium.

Posthumously awarded.
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Second World War (1939-1945)
1st Sergeant
Purple Heart


  • - Bando, M., 101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles in World War II, Zenith Press, St. Paul/Minnesota, USA, 2007
    - Rapport, L., Northwood Jr., A, Rendezvous with Destiny A History of the 101st Airborne Division, The Battery Press, Nashville, USA, 2000 (reprint of the original 1948 edition not the later 1965 second edition)