U. S. Naval Aviator, Naval Aviation Reserve. Born in Johnston County; son of Dr. G. E. Parker and Mrs. Alice Parker. Entered service June 28, 1917, at Richmond, Va. Sent to Camp Pensacola, Aviation School. Transferred to Camp Hoboken. Sailed for France October, 1917. Fought at Brest and Ile Tudy. Did observation and patrol work, also at Hdqrs. in Paris. Returred to USA Nov. 20, 1918. Mustered out at Hampton Roads June 24, 1919.