The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
*DUNN, PARKER F.
Rank and Organization: Private First Class,
U.S. Army, Company A, 312th Infantry, 78th Division. Place and Date: Near
Grand-Pre, France, 23 October 1918. Entered Service At: Albany, N.Y. Birth:
Albany, N.Y. G. O. No.: 49, W.D., 1922.
When his battalion commander found it necessary to send a message to a company in the
attacking line and hesitated to order a runner to make the trip because of the extreme
danger involved, Pfc. Dunn, a member of the intelligence section, volunteered for the
mission. After advancing but a short distance across a field swept by artillery and
machinegun fire, he was wounded, but continued on and fell wounded a second time. Still
undaunted, he persistently attempted to carry out his mission until he was killed by a
machinegun bullet before reaching the advance line.